THE worst. I’m my own worst enemy. Perhaps some of you are familiar with this too: That voice at the beginning of a process, task or idea that says we have no business being in that realm.

When I look backwards I can see a pattern. Many times my hesitation to embark on a new journey was because of the voice saying I had no business beginning that path. When I look back I can see those times I delayed because I didn’t possess the full SELF-CONFIDENCE to begin the journey.

Sooner or later I WOULD begin the journey: making toys, creating a new character, writing a short story, drawing in a new style. But first I’d have to trip myself up and spend time debating whether I was good enough to even begin.

How much faster and further along would I be if I skipped over that step at the start and just plunged into trying something? Not trying blindly and not without considering what the chances of success could be. But once the task is embraced to stop checking at the start whether I can even do it. Of course I can. It’s making a choice to do something and then simply doing it. I’ll leave the Monday morning quarterbacking behind.

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