Do you have big dreams but don't know where to start? Maybe you lack the confidence that you will be successful.
You really have to start somewhere. It is like the old question. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
When people ask my husband how he learned to speak Spanish he often responds, "You have to speak bad Spanish before you can speak good Spanish."
His desire to speak other languages is much greater than his desire to not look foolish. This thinking has served him well.
Pride is sometimes what stops us from trying. We don't like to look silly in front of other people, but you simply can not be perfect at something the first time you do it.
You have to be willing to try and fail. Fear of looking like a fool is pride.
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6).
This is something that I personally struggle with. I much prefer to do everything as "perfectly" as I can the first time around.
I spend hours studying and researching a thing before I do it. I think there is wisdom in preparing well, but at some point you have to stop preparing and move forward.
I have to remind myself that if I am willing to humble myself and take a step forward, grace will come to me.
Everything worth doing is worth doing poorly....at the beginning.
You have to start somewhere. We have to get right up to the starting line and take that first step.
No one is born knowing how to walk gracefully. You literally have to take baby steps.