I am currently at a point in my life where I am branching off, trying new things, and exploring all life has to offer.
Great things are happening, and I couldn't be any happier. However, I am starting to notice that I am constantly asking myself "Am I ready?", "Can I really do this?", "I hope I can", "I don't know if I'll be able to.", etc.
Every time a new opportunity comes my way, I am always a little hesitant. Not because of what the opportunity itself entails, but because I'm unsure if I'll be able to conquer it. I always look to my fiancé to tell me I can do it, and he always tells me to stop doubting myself. I look at him, roll my eyes (you know me), and simply say: "easier said than done!"
But is it really easier for me to say I can do this than to actually just do it? Hmm...
I am currently working on my very first project, and I am so nervous. And when I say nervous - I mean scared shitless. I am constantly thinking about what others will think of it, what if it doesn't work, what if I fail, what if people don't agree with my message, WHAT IF?!
Today, while sitting at my desk at work, I decided to write down all the answers to my what if's. I know, it sounds crazy because you would think doing this would make me even more hesitant and scared. But listen...
When you sit down and answer all your what if's, you start to come up with a plan B. You realize that if you fail (because this is very possible), you know what you're going to do to pick yourself back up. If it doesn't work, you realize what you need to change to MAKE IT WORK. If people don't like your message or your motive, you realize that IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER because what people think has absolutely no impact on what you're trying to accomplish.
I'm telling you... I sat there answering all my what if's (even the REALLY big ones), and the fact that I had an answer for every single one - cleared all my doubts.
Understand that with success, comes failure. And with failure, comes growth. So, it's okay if you fail the first time. It's okay to be hesitant, nervous, anxious, etc. It means you're passionate about what you're trying to accomplish, and that's great!
Just make sure you take a minute to answer your what if's, because those answers are what will pick you back up when you're doubting yourself, when you're nervous, and when you do fail.