Working for yourself means you’re always learning.
I want everyone to know this: Learning is a by-product of DOING.
So much procrastination is caused by the putting off...of DOING.
I just need to learn how to take care of myself
I just need to learn how this blogging thing works before I try it
I’m still learning, I’m not ready to show anyone my work yet.
I’m still learning, I’m not ready to call….
I’m still learning, I’m not ready to do….
I’m still learning, I’m not ready to make….
I’m still learning, I’m not ready to ship….
Yes. Yes you ARE.
We all fall prey to this. You. Me. Big corporations.
When you’re beaten away from the idea of blogging, and somehow convince yourself you need a shiny new laptop. When you’re vacillating about vlogging, and lose days researching high-end video equipment that you don’t need. When you say you’ll ‘wait and see’ if the idea, the product, that you want to sell gets more popular BEFORE you start selling it.
We’ve somehow fallen into a cultural dialogue where we justify why we’re not doing something. Because you were waiting for motivation. Waiting not to be scared.
Well here’s the headline:
FIRST COMES THE DOING, THEN COMES THE LACK OF FEAR
FIRST COMES THE DOING, THEN COMES THE MOTIVATION
First, you must break inertia. You’re only a land-dwelling hairless monkey, because one of your ancestors decided that, legs or NO LEGS, this fishy was going to see what land was like.
Because your ancestors, and you, are a march of progress.
The chances of you being alive? Well, those odds are so long that they practically rate as zero. Really. The probability of you existing at all comes out to 1 in 10x2,685,000— yes, that's a 10 followed by 2,685,000 zeroes! Zeds. OOOHs.
So whatever you try - It has a higher probability of succeeding than you had of being alive. You can’t fail, you see. You’re here. You exist.
Get to it.