Perfectionism prevents us from trying new things. We believe, in order to start, that we need to be a pro at the task. The problem, however, is that we can’t be an expert at everything. We learn by doing. Therefore, we can’t learn if we are too afraid to try. As we learn and do, we will develop the necessary skills and eventually become better. The first step is always the hardest.
Three things that always help me:
- Read books and learn about the new task.
- Step out of your comfort zone and just do it.
- Believe that you are good enough to do the task.
For years, I wrote daily. I poured my heart and soul into the pages. Every spare minute was spent reading and studying books on writing. But the fear of sharing my heart and soul, prevented me from getting published. For years, I stood in my own way because I failed to believe in myself. We can have tons of knowledge, but if we fail to overcome our fears we will never accomplish anything. It took me a long time to understand that the fear of failure is worse than actually failing.
Don’t allow fear to prevent you from following your dreams. When we are creating something of value, we will have struggles. Others will criticize our efforts and ideas. We will have doubts and fears. But, if we take a leap of faith and trust God to help us, the possibilities are endless.
Dream! Believe! Create!
Have a wonderful day!