Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.
Not “being ready” is rooted in one or two things from what my eyes have seen. One not truly being interested or two fear of failure. A fear of failure that stems from an unwillingness to step into territory you feel you’re not adequately prepared to navigate and consequently failing. But the truth is that the perfect life marker you are waiting on may never come, because even when the moment is seemingly perfect and the opportunity says jump now, mistakes are prone to happen.. Because well… that’s just a part of life, and the truth is that there will always be some struggle, there will always be something to work on. Just as many lessons there are in succeeding there are in failing, if you just step back and look at things through a different set of lens. T.D. Jakes makes a great point in his latest book “Destiny” he says “maybe your destiny is being birthed through a failed business or bankruptcy. Perhaps the downsizing of a company was really meant to shake you free to a life of purpose. It is not always the best or joyous moments that direct us to destiny.”
Basically, sometimes pain, and failure exists to help and maneuver you into your life’s purpose. But that can’t happen if you’re sitting idle waiting for the perfect moment. Maybe there is no perfect moment, maybe there is only one moment and that moment is now. Would that change your perspective? Sometimes “being ready” only truly comes with real life experience. Experience that can only be obtained in doing, falling, succeeding, failing, and doing again. I’m currently in a training class at work where essentially I’m being trained to train others. With that comes mock training sessions that will eventually turn into hosting my own classes. I’d been studying, taking notes, mentally preparing myself for when it would be my time to train, you know “getting ready”. My mentor asked if I was ready, and despite everything I’d done, I hesitated and said “ummm no I don’t think so.” It wasn’t until later that evening when I said to myself, the only way you’re going to “be ready” is to jump right in and get the experience! Otherwise life will have passed you buy several times while you’re trying to get ready.
- Don’t worry about potential bloopers. You will make them and that’s ok.
- Stay the course, stay committed!
- Remember, everyone has to start from somewhere, usually from the beginning. Grow through the process and learn from the experience.
- Circumstances change, it won’t always be your first time. Focus on the experience, because there’s beauty in the journey of fumbling and figuring it out.