Today we’re going to talk about starting exactly where you are.
You see most people want to start something new in their life. Maybe it’s starting a new business or a new fitness routine. Maybe it’s taking voice lessons.
But people tend to hold themselves back and stop themselves from going after the things they really want to do.
There’s a whole variety of reasons why they do this.
Let’s say you want to start a business and you’ve been telling yourself, “I’m gonna wait until my kids finally get out of the house and go to college in order to do this thing”. And so you’ve waited and waited until your kids get out of the house.
All the while your enthusiasm starts to waver, it’s no longer there, or as excited as it once was.
Or maybe you’re telling yourself before you start that business, you’ve got to read more books, and you’ve got to understand business more?
So you read a book, and another book, and you read another book.
What you’re basically suffering from here is information paralysis. You’re making yourself feel as though you’re not ready until you get more information.
Now for the person who wants to get on stage and wants to sing. They feel really inspired and excited about it but maybe they start to feel afraid, or they feel like they don’t have enough confidence to go out there and really shine in front of so many people. They tell themselves, “well I’m just gonna wait until I feel more confident, I’m gonna wait until I feel as though I’m ready“.
Well let’s get real.
If you’re gonna wait until you’re ready, you’re always gonna be waiting.
You’re always going to be waiting for that magic wand moment when something happens.
Well, I hate to break it to you, that time never, ever comes.
There’s no magic wand magic moment that says, “I’m ready”.
The moment that you are ready is the moment that you decide that you’re ready. The moment that you decide that you’re not going to let all of those fears and apprehensions get in the way anymore. You’re not going to wait until you’re totally fearless, you’re not going to wait until “I have confidence”. You’re not going to wait until you have all of this stuff that you think you need in order to get started.
Instead, you start exactly as you are and exactly as you are today.
Stop feeling as though you:
- have to be more, or
- you have to be different, or
- you have to be more prepared, or
- something has to change in order to give you permission to get started
Screw waiting for permission. Get started today. Get started as exactly the person you are.
You see, you’ve got to start somewhere.
The only way to build that confidence, the only way to build that sense of mastery, that sense of “I can do it-ness” is to get started.
It’s to take one step at a time.
Only then are you going to start to feel as though,
- “I knew it all along”
- “I knew I had it in me”
- “I knew I had it in me to get up on stage and sing that song”
- “I knew I had it in me to go out there and start that business”
- “I knew that my soul mate was out there waiting for me”
You just have to buck up to face your fears and say “Hey guys, hey fears, come along for the ride, I’m not gonna let you stop me anymore because I’m gonna get started just exactly as who I am. I don’t have to be different. I don’t have to be more. I just have to take a single step.”
I know you can do this. I know you can do whatever it is that you have in your heart to achieve.
I believe in you.