Many of us have the subconscious perspective that if we don’t try, we’re protecting ourselves from failure.
But if we would bother to be honest with ourselves we’d realize the only sure failure is never trying at all.
It’s easy to get so hung up on wanting to get things “right”, that like quicksand, it drags us down into feeling stuck-er and stuck-er…
Whether it’s getting out of debt, losing weight, starting a business, or a million things in between – the longer you wait, the more daunting it usually becomes.
But where do you start when you’re in that place? How do you get out of that funk?
It seems too simplistic, but the truth I’ve seen evidence of over and over again, in our lives and that of others is…
- just. start.
- do something everyday
(Those are the two most repeated messages that came out of interviews we did with 30+ people across the country who were already living or pursuing their dreams.)
Just like rolling snowballs grow as they continue to collect snow, small wins collect momentum and become big wins.
You don’t have to figure out the “right” first step – learning to walk is about continuing to put one foot in front of the other, standing back up when you fall down, and occasionally, holding onto someone’s hands for support.
Certainly there can be wisdom in planning, and getting advice from others who have experience, but how silly does it sound to sit around planning how to walk?
There’s a point where you just have to stand up and start moving your feet.
Likewise, anything you want to accomplish in life requires practice, no matter how much advance planning you have under your belt.
When you shift your perspective from being afraid of getting something wrong, to simply giving yourself grace to practice, so much of the pressure is removed.
Don’t wait to start practicing.