How often do you have something you really want to do, like lose weight, ask someone out, start a business, or redecorate your surroundings, but you’re waiting until it’s the right time, you get everything organized first, or you feel like you’re ready? Here’s the kicker. More times than not you aren’t going to feel ready. And what happens to most of us is that we never feel ready, then we don’t do the thing we’d really like to do. End. Of. Story.
But I’ve got a little inspiration today from Richard Branson. Yes, THE Richard Branson. The one of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Games, Virgin Cargo, Virgin Holidays… He’s started over 400 companies total in 50 years. Did I mention, he has dyslexia and dropped out of school at 16?
OMG! I’m kind of speechless when I think about it. How does a person seriously do all of that and he’s still only in his early sixties?
My first thought was that he probably didn’t care what anyone thought. He had an idea and just rolled with it. Didn’t matter if he knew what he was doing, or felt ready, or not. He just jumped in, got dirty, and learned along the way. It’s kind of like learning to swim. You can hear someone talk about how to do it for days but until you actually get in the water yourself, splash around, get your eyes, ears, and nose wet, possible even choke a little, you aren’t going to learn how to swim. You probably didn’t feel truly ready before you got in.
You can do that with anything in life you know. If you want it bad enough of course.
The question is, are you willing to not feel ready and move forward anyway?
What do you not feel ready to do, but really want to? Join the conversation on the blog by leaving a comment below, or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am grateful to be able to spend some time with you virtually today. Thank you.
As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest you can leave behind.