How many times have you wanted to step outside your comfort zone, to push your boundaries or try something new, but thought maybe the time wasn’t right?
I know for sure I’ve done this more times than I’d care to count and it’s a seriously hard habit to kick if you let yourself get caught in the trap. Making excuses that there’s “too much going on right now” or that you’ve not got the time to dedicate to something fully are far, far too easy to use.
By far the biggest reason for not achieving your dreams or goals isn’t that you’re not good enough. It isn’t that you’re not smart enough or experienced enough to make something work. It really isn’t that you don’t have the capability to achieve them.
It’s more often than not the fear of taking the time to try in the first place. Taking the risk to give something a go, to commit yourself and your belief that you can achieve that thing that’s been sitting in the back of your mind.
There will never be a perfect time to act, where all of the factors and influences are lined up in a way that’ll make it easy. Life’s never going to line up things so perfectly that you can just go out and win without much effort.
There’ll always be a risk that you won’t succeed or that you’ll fail at pitching for that new job, pursuing that new business idea or reaching out to new contacts.
But the only way that you can ever stand a chance of achieving those things or succeeding is to try in the first place.
Don’t be afraid to fail or to miss the mark the first time around. You will learn more than you ever thought possible from the experience and by not succeeding this time, you will create new ways and alternative means of reaching for success.
Whatever it is that you’ve dreamt of doing, don’t worry that you don’t know all the answers or that there’s other things in your life that might get in the way. Just try. Just reach for that dream. Chase that goal, that new job, that idea, that thought in your mind.
If you don’t try you can never expect to know what you might have been capable of.