Updated: Jan 31, 2022
You are more ready to begin than you think.
Hello readers. I don't really consider myself a writer. But I know there is value in sharing with you some of my heart, in hopes that it will bless you. Anyway, sometimes it doesn't matter what you are comfortable doing, instead what matters is what you can do to help others. It is a reminder that all of our collective voices matter and that we need to stop silencing ourselves in the pursuit of perfection.
“Sometimes it doesn't matter what you are comfortable doing, instead what matters is what you can do to help others.
In that same pursuit of perfection, we put our purpose on layover, hoping we can somehow pick it up in the future, when we are "more ready". We expect that the baggage will round the carousel and never be picked up and sent to that ominous room of forgotten packages. But sometimes that is exactly what happens, we fall asleep to our passions and slowly forget that we were made for more...
Why you are ready now.
What is readiness? Well, when we all think about it, it is usually the capacity to be able to perform in a given role or act. We expect that if we were to take on the task that we want to take on that we should have the abilities, talent, gear, etc. necessary to be able to complete the task. The problem with that mindset is that many times being ready for something requires practice in that role or act. Let me give you an example.
If we wanted to start playing a sport, it would be unrealistic to assume that we could perform in that sport to an adequate level without first practicing.
Imagine, wanting to be a master archer, but you are completely afraid of picking up the bow and arrow!
"Is the string tense enough?"
"Do I close the right or left eye?"
"How far do I pull the arrow back?"
"Everyone else is watching, what if I don't have the right form."
When beginning, we all make the mistake of taking ourselves way too seriously, and oftentimes not serious enough. At the SAME TIME. We think too seriously on our faults and weaknesses, and we believe in our strengths too lightly, watching them as they carelessly fall from the clenching of our hands. But let me let you in on a secret, one of the most impressive strengths that we ALL have, is our capacity to grow.
“ We all make the mistake of taking ourselves way too seriously, and oftentimes not serious enough."
So shoot your arrow in the sky, what is the worst that can happen? You will grow through the process. You will gain something. Would you prefer to always ask yourself what could have happened if you tried, or know that you gave it your all and followed it all the way through.
- Eric Muñoz Jr.