If You Wait to Feel Ready Before You Start, I’m Afraid You May Never Be Successful

And that’s the truth.

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You want to feel ready before you start?

Bad idea.

You will NEVER feel ready.

And I feel it’s a major deception all of us will experience in pursuing our dreams.

The reason most people are mediocre and poor is that they wanted to feel ready before they begin:

“If only I was as vast in knowledge as Ryan Holiday…”

“If only I was a full-time writer like Shannon Ashley…”

“If only I am as confident as Benjamin Hardy, PhD…”

“If only I could write like Linda Horton…”

“If only I could get my ideas across like Anthony Moore…”

“If only I could have drive traffic like Tim Denning…”

“If only I could…”

See, it doesn’t end. You’ll always not feel ready.

Many people want to be sure of success before they begin.

But ask those who are successful or read their stories.

You will find out that 90% of them had no conviction of success before they took the first step.

Any reason you should?

I doubt.


What you see and admire in people were all figured out.

They were not sure it was how they will turn out either. Nothing looked like it before they started.

Much of success is in figuring it out.

And you figure things out after you have taken the first step_ after you launch into action.

Expecting a conviction before you launch is a delusion_ things don’t work that way on this planet.

Maybe on Jupiter or Neptune.

But on this planet, you’ll only get to know stuff as you go.

Here’s what I have found:

If you wait to feel ready before you begin, you may never begin.

And that is why most people end up as mediocre and poor.

The only thing life can assure us is that we’ll only be ready enough to take the first step. To begin.

·to type your first draft if you want to publish a great article.

· to sign up for the class if you want to become an expert at what you do

· ask her out if you love her

· create the blogging account if you want to reach out to a million audience someday

· set up the email list if you want to build a better relationship with those who enjoy your content.

You will figure the rest out.

And you are up to it.

There is no road to success _ you figure one out.

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The road to your success doesn’t exist yet, it’s up to you to figure out.


A few days ago I read an article stressing the need why writers serious with their work to build their email list.

I knew it wasn’t a coincidence that I read that article:

  • I love blogging
  • I want to do it for as long as I breathe
  • Deep down I know I can help a few people with what I am, what I do, what I’m becoming and how my vision for the future.

But the problem is, I’m scared!

Terrified because it will be a new place, a new experience from what I’m familiar with.

It means I will make some changes in my personal life so I can adapt.

And that’s where the fear is.

The holding back is not that it will be hard; it’s that it’s a new place and that I will have to change, I will be a different person.

Not knowing what it will look like is where the fear is!

That’s what is scary.

But how long will I continue to fear change?

How long will I continue to wish for the circumstances to be familiar before I start?


“The ‘chosen ones’ chose themselves. They don’t wait to be tapped, picked, appointed, or nominated.”

When I remembered that, I promised myself I will have that stuff running by December!

Whether I feel ready doesn’t matter!

I set myself up_ for a good reason:

If I don’t make that firm promise, my mind won’t change the narrative.

Bur if I set my mind up by taking the first step, the narrative will change from:

“are you sure you’re ready for this? I’m scared it will be very frightening!”

to

“how do we survive? What do we need to do so we can thrive?”

That was how I pushed beyond my fears and created an account with MailChimp.

From that moment the narrative has changed.

It’s now,

· “What kind of value do you want to provide?”

· “How many times would you want to publish an article each week?”

· “How do you want to delight those in your email list?”

That was how it all changed in few days.

Even amid the enormous paper and clinical work I have to do each day as a medical student about to graduate in less than 17 months, I’m working on building an email list!

And by the grace of God, I will have it done and running by December 2019!


What I learned during those few days :

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1. You’ll never feel ready.

So don’t base your decision on whether or not you feel ready.

How you feel about your ability to succeed is not a reliable indicator of your actual capacity.

You are more than what you feel you are.

You are more capable than you feel you are.

Your feeling does not understand what you are capable of. So you may never feel ready even if you are.

2. The only most important knowledge is knowing just enough to get started.

Whether or not you will succeed is unnecessary. Just start. You will know the rest as you go.

The knowledge of the possibility of success is beyond you now. It’s only available after you launch into the deep.

You do not understand how it will turn out. So never let that bother you.

If you have just enough knowledge to act, just do it!

3. Much of success is in figuring it out.

Life is dynamic.

No matter the tactics you learn now, tweak them as you go after what you want.

That’s the only way you will thrive in the pursuit and finish strong.

Yes, you will set goals.

You will figure it out how that goal will materialize out after you launch into action.

If you have your mind desiring to go in a certain direction but something tells you, you won’t succeed.

Don’t believe it because itis not true:

That knowledge is not available until you launch into the deep and do your best without holding back.

Always remember,

You are more powerful than you think you are.

You can do more than you feel you can.

Your narrative is only a reflection of where you are in pursuing your dreams.

Don’t wait until you feel ready; just know enough to take the first step. You will figure the rest out.

And that’s where the real success is_ in figuring it out.

Do you have goals and dreams you want to accomplish?

Ask yourself:

· “Is this what I want to do?”

· “Do I want to do it for a fair share of my life?”

· “Am I going to be happy doing it?”

If you answer yes to these questions, just one step remains:

· Know enough to get started and then launch!

Don’t worry you don’t know enough now_ you will figure them out in the deep.

That’s how we achieve success:

10% is starting and 90% is figuring it out.

I hope this article has been helpful in giving your dream a chance to become a reality.

Did you find it helpful?

Leave me a comment on and tell me your thoughts! I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for your time.

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