Have you ever wanted to do something, but not felt like doing it? Have you wanted to take a step forward, but thought that you just weren’t quite ready to begin? If so, then today’s quote from Amy Poehler is for you. She said, “Great people do things before they’re ready.”
There is a lot of power in these words. Typically, when we look at what someone else has achieved, we assume that they felt prepared, equipped, and confident the whole time they were doing it. Social media encourages this impression, as everyone posts photos of themselves looking happy, self-assured, and in control.
The truth is, anyone who has stepped into a new role, pattern, or challenge has probably felt – in at least some way – ill-prepared. By definition, new things are full of unknowns, and it is completely normal for us to be hesitant and a little anxious.
Nevertheless, people who get things done (whether large or small) are willing to dive in, even when they are not feeling ready.
So today the challenge is to answer the following question:
What is one thing I really want to do, but have been putting off because I haven’t felt ready?
If you can think of something, take it one step further to identify one step you can take to push yourself out of your comfort zone and get the ball rolling?
What comes to mind when you read this quote?