“I need to research more.” “
“I don’t have enough time, money, experience or _____ (fill in the blank).”
Sound familiar? Bet so! Fact is, self doubt often shows its face like a pimple before a party when you want to do something meaningful.
You already know there are excellent books, blogs, TED talks and smart, heart-full friends who have wonderful advice. Yay!
But one of the smartest ways to work with uncertainty is just this simple: Acknowledge the doubt and take action anyway.
I recently discovered James Clear, an entrepreneur whose approach on business and life is “a unique blend of science, grit, and creativity.” He writes:
If you’re working on something important, then you’ll never feel ready. A side effect of doing challenging work is that you’re pulled by excitement and pushed by confusion at the same time.
You’re bound to feel uncertain, unprepared, and unqualified.
But let me assure you of this: what you have right now is enough.
You can plan, delay, and revise all you want, but trust me, what you have now is enough to start. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to start a business, lose weight, write a book, or achieve any number of goals… who you are, what you have, and what you know right now is good enough to get going.
We all start in the same place: no money, no resources, no contacts, no experience. The difference is that some people…. choose to start anyway.
P.S. When feeling isolated brings up self doubt, read 4 things to do when you feel left out
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