Yes! You don’t have to be totally prepared before you begin implementing that plan you’ve had on your mind for weeks, months…years maybe.
To be honest, if you wait before you feel ready to start something, you just might never get started. I’m actually speaking from experience, and i’ll be sharing a couple of these experiences with you shortly…
It’s normal to feel scared, unsure, doubtful, indifferent and not ready before you begin a new journey of your life or start a new project…it’s normal and expected, so don’t let these feelings slow you down.
I have let myself be sucked in by these feelings once (I still struggle with them every now and again) and in my case, I just shut down and do nothing, I stop thinking about the project I plan to embark on, I stop thinking about the feelings, I just shut down and then i get lazy, and boooyyy do I get lazy…smh.
I’m currently trying to acquire a design skill, I’ve been watching tutorial videos to equip myself with knowledge, but at some point I got so overwhelmed with all the information i was getting, I was awed at how good all the tutors were and I became insecure. The negative/poisonous thoughts started flooding in…“what if i never become that good…what if i don’t have what it takes to be creative…what if i find it hard to be creative with my designs…what if clients don’t like my work…what if my designs are not good enough…” I call these thoughts poisonous because if they are paid attention to, they could be very discouraging and can hinder one from carrying on.
How did I handle these thoughts? I shut them out, and told myself…”Rome wasn’t built in a day”…well those were not my exact words, but you get the picture. I decided to start small, to start with small basic designs, taking baby steps and trusting that I will figure the rest out as I go along…but the most important thing is that I started.
This is also the same reason I’ve been MIA for quite a while. I’ve been feeling like the blog wasn’t going in the direction i wanted. What I should have done was get off my lazy butt, plan and implement the plan…but i shut down. It has been a real struggle, but I’ve decided to get up and just START, and it has all been falling well into place…I still don’t have it all figured out, but I have made 85% progress by just starting.
So I encourage and urge you (and i honestly hope i’m doing a good job at it) to just stand up and start moving. You’re not yet perfect? That’s okay, perfection can’t be achieved in a day, a beginner is not expected to produce expert level work! You don’t have all the knowledge needed to achieve your goal? No problem! You will learn on the job, start small and perfect every small step you take, before you know it, you’ll be a pro…