Starting new tasks can be intimidating.
One reason is that we don’t always know what we’re getting into.
We don’t know exactly what or how to eat with our new dietary strategy.
We don’t know how intensely to train or what rest periods to follow in our new training routine.
We don’t know what the workload is going to be like or how grading will work with our new class.
We don’t know how to do some of the essential tasks associated with our new job.
There are countless situations in which we find ourselves without knowing what to do.
One way we make ourselves feel better is to ask around for help.
We find folks who have done it before.
People we trust.
We want to know what they did.
How they did it.
What worked and what didn’t.
All the details.
The ins and the outs.
There’s much benefit in asking for help.
It can ease our concerns.
Give us a sense of familiarity with what we’re getting into.
Yet there’s a downside also.
We seek to completely ease our concerns.
To become fully familiar with our new endeavor.
This isn’t possible through asking other people.
This is only possible through doing.
We ask and ask and ask.
Putting off the inevitable.
There comes a point when you must act.
Nobody can tell you what to do.
They might steer you in the right direction.
Serve as an example of where to start.
Share with you their experiences.
But they’re not you.
Only you can find what’s right for you.
Your needs, your preferences, your goals.
Be willing to fly a little blindly.
Willing to learn.
To make mistakes.
To grow into who you’re meant to be.
That might be intimidating.
It might be frustrating.
It might be challenging.
You won’t always know what you’re doing.
That’s part of what makes it so satisfying.
You are worth a most excellent life.
With all it’s unknowns.
You’ve got this.