No Holds Barred

Will you ever know if you’re ready for something? The truth is, you won’t.

Reading this article by James Clear last night inspired me to write something about doing what you want. What do YOU want to do?

Start your own business, run your first full marathon, travel alone, write a book, learn an instrument, further your studies, tell someone you love them, learn a new language, get married, run for politics, sponsor a child, quit your job, coach a little league, climb Mt. Everest, get a driving license, have a baby, start learning the best sport on earth – pole dancing *hint hint*, start a pole blog, eat 1kg of ribeye steak?

Okay, maybe the last 2 examples are for me. My current status: Famished, can eat a cow, literally.

“Start before you feel ready”

We all have dreams and goals in life. Unfortunately what prevents us from pursuing them NOW is something that can be very simply explained: fear.

Fear is only an emotion, but it can be such a manipulating and controlling factor in one’s life. What if it doesn’t turn out the way we want it to? We fear judgment from others if we fail. We are shy and become anxious. What happens then? We procrastinate, and may never do it eventually. So what can we do about it? Face your fears, overcome them.

Granted, there are also aspects holding us back – family obligations, money, health, time, etc. But I believe that when you really want something, you will find a way to do it, somehow. Read James Clear’s article again on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines story and his strong desire to meet that pretty girl in Virgin Islands. See?

I was initially shy and worried about starting this blog and making it known. What if no one likes what I write? What if I’m boring? What if no one cares about what this girl goes on and on about in her silly head?

I felt I wasn’t ready. I procrastinated. And that…is why I’m writing this today. No more procrastination. I now know that I will NEVER be consciously ready. So why not just take the plunge and just do it anyway?

Over the past few days, I’ve shared with some of my friends about this project of mine and this is what I got: “Just do it! You have my support!” And that really means the world to me. This encouraged me to finally tell more people about the existence of heartnpole and finally publish the heartnpole Facebook Personal Blog page. So, there you go!

No holds barred.michelle

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