You may have heard this statement:
“Successful people take action without knowing what they’re doing.”
This is not to be confused with not having a vision or goal in mind. In fact, it’s of utmost importance to have clear intentions over WHY you’re doing something before you start. However, we should not allow ourselves to be bogged down by HOW we are going to do something.
After all, it is impossible to always know how you’re going to do something before you actually do it.
Let’s say you want to learn how to swim, so you pick up some books on the topic of “Learn how to swim” and you study them for days. Then what? Well, you’ve got to jump into the pool and start DOING IT before you’ll truly know how to swim.
Or let’s say it’s after dark and you decide to drive from Los Angeles to New York. You’ve got your destination in mind, and you have your GPS set, but all you can see in front of you is the next 200 feet. You don’t know all the exact turns you need to take along the way. You don’t even know what’s around the corner or waiting for you 100 miles ahead. All you can see is the next 200 feet. But if you keep driving in the right direction, you’ll eventually get to New York.
It’s been said that not even God can steer a parked car. It is ONLY BY TAKING ACTION that you can learn from experience and be able to shift and correct as you go.
So next time you find yourself struggling with taking action on something because you don’t know ALL the moves required, try something adventurous instead. TAKE A STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN. Sure, you’ll be out of your comfort zone, but you can count on this…
Success is waiting for you on the other side!