One of the questions that I often get asked is how someone should start out in fulfilling their purpose of doing what they truly want to do in life. And the answer is: just do it.
Want to be a writer? Then write. Want to be a speaker? Then speak. Want to run a workshop? Then run one. I’m sure you get the picture.
Now I understand that this answer may sound vague and fill you with incredible amounts of tension, but let me explain.
We’ve become a nation of cautious planners. Revelling in preparation behind the scenes, perfecting every last minute detail of an idea before putting it out there for the world to see. Or worse still we become consumed by inaction, letting our fear of judgment and failure breed procrastination.
But if you want to do something you have to just put yourself out there. You have to detach yourself from the perfectionist within you to have any chance of making progress. Because it is only through trying and failing that you can learn from your mistakes and grow.
The real lesson lies in the doing, not the dreaming of doing.
Remember that repetition is mastery. Therefore the more you try, the faster you will become a pioneer in your chosen field.
Some of the best teachings in life are so simplistic in their approach that they sound too good to be true. But more often than not it is these tiny nuggets of gold that will accelerate you to a whole new level if you just listen and apply.
So if you want to do something. I implore you to just do it. Today.