Its okay to be scared
To not know what you want
To lack confidence and motivation
It’s okay that you want to be a million things and have a million ideas
It’s even okay that you feel like you are not ready — not knowledgeable enough yet, not skinny enough yet, not enough money yet… — being not ready is normal.
The only people who aren’t scared are literal sociopaths, or dead — the rest (even the ones who look like they have their life together) are just really good at hiding it, or really good at turning fear into another emotion, such as an emotional fuel that drives you.
We are all in the same club. Fear, moments of doubt, anxiety, self-consciousness, embarrassment — these are all normal things everyone experiences.
The question is, are you going to let that stop you?
Never let what appears to be a flaw or personal defect or setback prevent you from pursuing the life of your dreams, or be anyone other than your 100% self. Your flaw is actually just an opportunity wrapped in an ugly package.
And if you are open to it,
the very thing you think you lack can become the driving force forward towards a creative life.
— Josh Waggoner