U can’t become something unless u begin something. And u’ll never be good at something unless u do it over and over and over again… even if it means constant failure.
We all have aspirations, hopes, dreams–whatever you want to call them. It could be starting a clothing line or writing a book… it could be anything. But we’re too often held back by the fear of rejection, the fear of creating something of in-consequence or producing something that’s just shitty. This fear prevent us from even trying.
From the moment we enter the educational system we’re taught that being fully prepared is essential to success. So when it’s time to sit down and make something happen we often revert to what we’ve been trained to do: preparing ourselves for the task at hand. Unfortunately, some people spend their entire lives preparing without ever making any real attempt. It’s so much easier to focus on the little things that surround the act of getting started than it is to actually sit down and get started.
Fuck it. Just start.
When you task yourself to do something, a lot of the time the first question you ask yourself is, “How do I begin?” From there it’s really easy to spiral into a never-ending spiral of unknowns until all of a sudden you’ve created this plan of attack that focuses on solving everything but the original task. What you need to do is forget about the unknowns and just dive right into it. Start with what you know and the rest will follow.
It’s hardly realistic to expect your first attempt at something to be good. As a matterofact you should expect your first attempt at something to be really bad. We all want to be good at what we do but you can’t really be good at something unless you’re really bad at it first (generally speaking). When we think about the people we idolize we only ever see and hear about their achievements. However, they have all failed miserably somewhere along the lines. The difference between them and almost everyone else is that they learned from their mistakes and eventually became really good at "it".
Repetition. Repetition. repetition.
If you’re bad at something you have to repeat it over and over again because it’s only a matter of time before you become really good at it.
It takes an incredible amount of motivation and energy to stick with something, and the amount of passion and stamina each of us has as individuals.