Have you ever wondered if you’re ‘ready’ yet?
Have you ever thought to yourself: I’ll just wait until I’m more confident, educated or knowledgeable? When I know more, when I’ve done more, when I’m more experienced… that’s when I’ll be ready!
Let me nudge you gently with this truth: if that’s how you think, there’ll be no difference between being ready… or not.
Why? Because if you don’t think you’re ready today, what’s going to change between now and ‘then’ unless you change your beliefs, yourself?
I’m not talking about a student doctor thinking they can go off into surgery before they’ve graduated. Yeah, they’re not ready.
If you tell yourself you’re not ready today, you’ll also tell yourself you won’t be ready tomorrow. And if there’s no difference between your self-talk now and in a month’s time, why not just get started today?
(Unless you’re studying medicine… then no surgery yet, please!)
It may seem counterintuitive, but starting before you’re ready brings so much contentment, flow, inner peace and confidence.
Because you’re doing it. That thing you really want to be doing? You’re really doing it.
When I graduated as a nutritionist, I looked for an admin job and threw myself into the search, emailing countless clinic. Instead, I came up with an offer to become the one and only nutritionist at a wellness clinic.
I immediately said yes, and I started exactly a month after graduating.
Was I ready? I wasn’t sure… but I knew I wanted to get started. I knew that not starting would feel much worse than the nerves that moving outside of my comfort zone something would bring.
The thought of showing up for myself and my dreams every day propelled me forward.
I could handle the self-doubt by using the energy of it to keep me moving forwards. I could manage my worries about ‘what if’ with the comfort of knowing I was doing what felt right, even if it felt scary too.
(Because you can feel expansion and fear at the time same.)
I could handle it all by trusting myself to give it a go.
I couldn’t handle the opposite; holding myself back out of fear and not even letting myself even try to move towards my potential. The thought of that hurt so much more.
What about you? If you’re scared to try, how is it hurting you?
And what might happen if you simply gave it a go?
Your comfort zone is not static; it’s ever-changing, ever-expanding and ever-evolving.
So push out the boundaries you’ve created for yourself and give yourself a chance.
You absolutely deserve it.
Here are three things to think about if you’re worried about showing up before you’re ready:
1. No one else doesn’t know you’re ready.
2. What if this version of you is all you need to be to be ‘ready’?
3. Wtf does ‘ready’ even mean? What if you changed your definition of what it means to be ready, brought your mental goal posts closer, and simply started?
If you’re ready to not care about being ‘ready’ or not (here you come!), let’s work together.