Have you ever felt excited to try something new, only to be stopped by fear that you won't be good at it. Years later, you realize you never actually tried the thing. 😅You still want to... but now you're worried it's too late.
Happens to the best of us. I call this the vicious cycle of what if!! ...
We've all got our own "What if's". Those things we want, but we think we're not worthy of doing or having, so they stay on the back burner.
My "what if" for years has been performing with the guitar. I've always liked the idea of playing and singing. But I've shied away from it because I constantly compare myself to other musicians who have been doing it for years (a fair comparison right?😅).
So of course, whenever I pick up the guitar, the perfectionist in me thinks: I'm wayyyy too amateur to put myself out there...Maybe when I'm a little more "pro" or "ready" or "sophisticated."
Pro Tip! You can't go from amateur to pro without putting yourself out there.
There's so much to learn by doing the thing! Plus where's the fun in waiting indefinitely. We already know how that cycle plays out. It's boring, disempowering, procrastinating B.S!.
So here are three things I try to remember now when I'm working on Keba 2.0:
1. It's a marathon, not a race.
2. Forget about the destination. The joy is in the journey
3. F*** comparison. It's my journey, Nobody else's.
This is BIG my loves. I can't tell you how much freedom this has given me as I work toward pivoting my business in the middle of Quarantine. Also about No. 2!, you literally cannot spell journey without "joy".
I'm kicking off a new series called #myjourneytho because I have a lot of friends who are doing new and exciting things. And I think if we knew there was a soft landing of supportive people whenever we took a leap of faith, we would jump with more joy.
I challenge you to use the hashtag #myjourneytho whenever you're posting something that's new, exciting and outside your comfort zone on Instagram. Lets hold each other accountable to the badasses we're becoming one day at a time, by sharing our perfectly imperfect journeys. I'll go first. Here I am singing and playing and posting it all right here ;)