Many of us want to undertake a project but don't feel like we're ready. We don't have enough money, enough experience, or our ideas aren't fully fleshed out. This is the perfect time to begin.
As author Robert Green explains, there's rarely a time when you feel "ready" enough to start that business or write that book. However, the pressure you feel while working on a project can help motivate you to work harder. Feeling "ready" means you're comfortable in your ability to succeed. Being unsure gives you the drive to work harder.
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"Move before you are ready…Most people wait too long to go into action, generally out of fear. They want more money or better circumstances. you must go the opposite direction and move before you think you are ready. It is as if you are making it a little more difficult for yourself, deliberately creating obstacles in your path. But it is a law of power that your energy will always rise to the appropriate level. When you feel that you must work harder to get to your goal because you are not quite prepared, you are more alert and inventive. This venture has to succeed and so it will."
That's not to say there's no value in preparing. Having an idea isn't the same as being ready to execute it. However, if you're waiting for the right moment because you're nervous about your ability to see it through, harness that feeling, rather than avoiding it.