Most of the time, I have no idea what I’m doing!
If you wait until you’re comfortable, you’re likely never to start.
It’s a bit of hyperbole to say, that I don’t know what I’m doing when I start a new project. Oft times, I have some knowledge, but the real learning comes in the process. Many people avoid the process because of fear. They fear failure and sometimes the fear is of being successful. There are others who struggle with the imposter syndrome–the fear that they are inadequate and soon, others will discover their inadequacies.
When I was a teen, I started a day camp in my neighborhood. It was wildly popular among kids and parents. When I look back on this, I don’t know where I got the nerve to do such a thing. It’s probably a good thing I was young and negative self-talk hadn’t set it. LOL
Eighteen years ago, I set out to build a private practice. I had no idea what it took or what the challenges would be. I just knew it was a dream and that the potential for me to help people in a way that made sense to me was a priority. I made tons of mistakes and am still learning, but it’s been nothing but fulfilling.
A month ago, I opened an online store! I can honestly say, I don’t know anything about the retail industry. Nothing! I researched, studied and launched, it. The process has been fun, and I made two sales last week. In fact, I’m working on building another online store this week. Why not?
My point to all of this is to encourage you to examine your desires and let them be stronger than your fears. Do not wait until you’re ready, or until you know everything or until you’re comfortable. Chances are years will go by, and you won’t have ever achieved your dreams.