Don’t wait to be perfect before you start something.
One of the biggest obstacles we have whenever we want to start something new, is an innate fear that whatever we’re going to do isn’t gonna be good enough.
And it’s completely normal.
And while it’s completely normal, don’t get trapped by it.
You’ve got to get started.
While we talk about taking action and getting things done, you also have to fight that fear and that worry of always being perfect.
You see it all the time, “I’ll do this thing, when I’m able to do that other thing first.”
If you truly want to do something, start doing it right away.
In the fitness field we see it all the time (and I’ve actually heard people say this, too many times) “I’ll start working out when I’m in better shape” or “I want to lose a few more pounds before I come to the gym.”
When you think about it, it sounds insane.
But we feel we’re not good enough to do something, even though we really want to do it.
In fact, a really cool quote I heard a while back is if you’re not embarrassed by the first time you did something/the first time you created something/the first time you took action on something–if you’re not a little bit embarrassed by it–you waited too long.
You waited too long to go after what you wanted to do.
Because you’re only going to get really good at something after you start.
No one starts things perfectly. It’s just a fear we have.
Now sometimes it’s an excuse, and you can usually tell the way someone frames it, that they’re using it as an excuse.
But honestly, it’s a fear of us not doing it right, it’s a fear of us looking foolish or it’s the fear of people laughing at us or judging us.
Fuck all that.
At the end of the day, when you’re ready–when deep down inside you know you’re ready to start something–fucking do it.
Go and do it!
Who gives a fuck if you stumble 20 times?
It’s far better than wishing you had done something for a long time and never executed it.
Because once you start something–and it starts happening, and the momentum starts, and the progress happens– you’re so happy you did it that you’ll wish you would’ve started a long time before!
I’ve seen it in powerlifting when people compete for the first time. Inevitably, they get off the platform wishing they had started two years ago, six months ago, 10 years ago!
You just gotta let that ego go aside and let that fear go aside, and go do it.
Do it for the first time and look to improve, because anytime you learn a skill, you’re going to improve.
But first, you have to start.
START, then you can be consistent.
START, then you can improve.
But if you don’t start, nothing happens.
Guys, don’t wait to be perfect.