Starting is the most important thing we can do when we feel stuck by fear or uncertainty. Motion. Forward momentum.
Otherwise, all we are is talk. And we all know talk is cheap. Action is authentic.
Starting creates momentum. There’s always going to be uncertainty, fear, and failure. That shouldn’t stop us from living.
So what if we fail.
So what if we look dumb.
At least we did something, unlike 98% of the world.
There will be a thousand important things we need (should / could) do and a thousand more after that, but without that first step, none of those things matter.
The first step doesn’t have to *right* either. So what if we fail immediately. At least we are falling towards something versus being sucked into the quicksand from standing still.
We need to be bold (or naive) enough to try.
Obviously, I’d rather do it ‘right’ (whatever that means) and do everything I can to ensure my ideas will succeed, but success isn’t assured (nor inevitable, just because I want it). A lot of people have ideas.
What’s the probability of success? What can I do to make it more likely to succeed?
Start now. Start before you are ready. Start anyway.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1848
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