Does “not being ready” stop you?16 comments
What do you do when you are not ready? There are way too many things that get in the way of doing what we want to do, and doing what we feel like we are meant to do in this life.
These things have us dragging our feet, making excuses, waiting for the perfect time, and letting opportunities pass us by.
We are always getting ready to live and never living.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m not talking about procrastinating chores that you don’t want to do. I’m talking about doing things that you WANT to do. Your dream. Your life mission. Relationships. Your purpose.
Why does this happen? What is the big obstacle behind all obstacles?
Usually it is fear.
Tell me what fears you have about getting started.
It might not work out.
I may not be able to do it.
It might be a mistake.
What if I mess up.
I don’t trust anyone.
It may be too hard.
It will take too much time.
It may take me away from people that I love.
If I succeed, will it change me?
It’s great to be very clear on what this fear is, because when it is evasive, it has more power. Say it out loud. Write it down. Know it well. That’s how you begin to get the power back.
If you are “not ready” but want to go, here’s how:
How to Overcome Doubt
Start. Start before you are ready.
Just start with something tiny.
Just take one step.
This step will give you encouragement, energy, and perhaps confidence for the next step.
Remember: that step doesn’t have to be perfect. It is better that it happens, than if it is perfect.
Perfect doesn’t exist. You can kill yourself trying to achieve it. It will always come in between you and happiness. Striving for perfection will erode your soul and zap you of your power.
Let it go and take that step!
Little steps aren’t insignificant. They are incredible! You add them up and magic can happen!
Have compassion for yourself through the process. Give yourself loads of kudos. Kudos give you energy! Celebrate small successes. You deserve it!
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Tell me: What step are you going to take and how?
Jodi Aman / /