Get off the Seesaw

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

Mark Twain

It’s okay to not know what you want. We spend most* of our lives figuring things out as we go.

The same goes for your creative pursuits, business ideas or skills you want to explore. Listen to enough founder stories and you realize the best ideas happen randomly, coincidently or mistakenly. Or they come from a personal need.

It’s okay to not know what you want. It’s not okay to hesitate. Once you know what you want (or have a good idea what you want) go after it. “I’m not ready yet…” “what if it doesn’t work…” “what if I look like a fool”. That’s the thing — you probably aren’t ready yet. It likely won’t work. You gonna look goofy as hell. But that’s okay too. Because you are trying. You are doing what others don’t and going farther than everyone (including yourself) that was possible.

Pursuing something — be it creativity or business idea or relationship or goal — is about being steadfast. Not thickheaded. We’re often more wrong about things than we are right. I’ve found it better to be open to change and mistakes than stuck in ways that don’t work. But being steadfast makes waves. There’s no room for doubt, but there’s plenty of room for experimenting and figuring things out. You are reliably looking forward, confident in your ability to work things out as you go.

So where are you hesitating?
What are you unsure about but are working on figuring it out?
Where do you need to be more steadfast?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #821

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