What's not OK, is doing nothing.
Because for ambitious folks like us, who have the heart and vision to create. Who want to one day start a personal blog, write a book, launch a course, open an online store. We're never going to be content with doing nothing about our dreams.
What's not OK, is allowing the days, weeks, months, years to pass by and still being in the same place.
Because, "I want to start a [fill in the blank]" will one day turn into "I'm too old to start a [fill in the blank]." And that's some lame ass BS excuse that society, and non-creators want you to believe. That indoctrinated pattern of thinking holds so many back... but that's a rant for another day.
Look, all I'm saying is (if you really want to do the thing) that you've got this.
Start small. Break that big, scary goal into bite sized chunks. Chip away at it everyday.
Yes, even if you're just starting to learn the skills. Take what you can from that course or book, and execute as you go.
You don't have to wait until you've finished the course before you make a start. Because trust me. You'll go through that entire course, and still feel as though you don't know enough, or you're not ready enough.
And so you'll read a few more blog posts, buy another book, watch more videos... maybe even take another course. To reassure yourself that you know everything there is to know.
Meanwhile, the days, weeks, months are rolling by.
When I first started tinkering with WordPress in 2011, the thought of building a website felt way beyond my capabilities. I had to break the process down into baby steps.
So I'd watch a video on how to do a specific thing, then I'd apply that thing to my site. The next day I'd do the same. And so on and so forth.
I focused my attention on the small actions I needed to take to get me to the next step. Until one day I had a website (and yes, my first site was fugly as heck, but it was my baby).
It's a lot like writing a book.
If you sat down to write the whole book all in one go, you'd go out of your freaking mind. But if you set yourself a goal to spend 20 minutes everyday to write, you'd get it done.
So start small.
It's what I keep reminding myself to do. It gives me the juice to build the momentum, and the confidence to keep going.
It'll do the same for you.