Why You Will Never Feel Ready

A common thread with clients recently is not “feeling ready” to take the next step.

For some, it’s leaving their job.

For some, it’s going back to school.

For some, it’s applying for a leadership position at their job.

For some, it’s signing up for open mic.

Whatever it is, they think that they’ll eventually feel ready to do it.

The problem with waiting to FEEL ready is that ready is not a feeling so you’re never going to feel it.

Ready is a decision.

You DECIDE to be ready.

Of course your brain is going to give you all the reasons why you’re NOT ready (you don’t have enough money saved up, you’re not smart enough, you don’t have enough experience, you’re not good enough, what if this, what if that, etc.).

Guess what? When you have $50k saved up, you’ll want to save up another $50k. After you’ve studied for 3 months, you’ll want to study for another 3 months. Your brain will always come up with more excuses because it thinks it’s protecting you. But really it’s holding you back.

You make a decision to go all in on yourself.

Despite and in spite of your brain telling you that you’re not ready.

DECIDE that you’re ready and trust yourself to figure it out no matter what.

Then go.

I’ll be here cheering you on.


2 responses to “Why You Will Never Feel Ready”

  1. Jen Avatar

    Omg so true. Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and just start swimming. You can always learn and improve as you go.

    1. gbsmith06@gmail.com Avatar

      Yes! Remind yourself that you’ve always been able to figure things out in your life. This is no different. You will ALWAYS figure it out.

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