Are we waiting for the conditions to be just right, for the stars to perfectly align?
Are we waiting to complete our research, to get our tools lined up, to have our mise en place just so?
Are we waiting to have a crystal clear picture of our end-point, our destination, our desired outcome?
Are we waiting for the fear to die down, for that nagging voice that tells us ‘that this might not work’ to go away?
Are we waiting for someone to choose us?
Are we waiting for the right time?
I have some news for you.
The conditions will never be perfect.
You have everything you need to get started. You can always fill in the details and add the polish later.
Starting with the end in mind is a good idea, but the finished product is going to look quite different from anything you can predict or imagine. Enough with the planning.
That voice that keeps us stuck isn’t going away. We must fight it and push through the fear.
And sure, somebody might come along to anoint you or pluck you from obscurity, but I sure as hell wouldn’t count on it. Chances are you’re going to have to choose yourself.
We have to start before we’re ready. What better time than right now?
HT to Beth Dana at First Unitarian Church of Dallas for the inspiration and title for this post.