The Value of Beginning Before You Think You're Ready

February 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I don't know about you, but sometimes trying something new terrifies me.

For example, the first time I decided to try a swing dance class, my knees began to turn to jelly as I climbed the stairs to the studio.

I stood at one of the landings, a tad dizzy, and contemplating running away until the studio manager found me and said "Oh! You're here for the dance class? Come in!"

And you know what? I ended up falling In Love with dance!
 
Me, looking silly and trying to learn a few new dance steps!
Here's a silly photo of me trying to learn a few steps.

Now it is a couple of years later, I'm still not very good. But I enjoy every step (excuse the pun!) of the journey!

If I had waited until I had felt ready, I would have stood at the top of that staircase forever. Or I would have run away from an amazing experience.

The same goes for doing a photo session.

We all have excuses that keep us stranded at the top of the proverbial stairs:  "I need to lose 10 pounds/ I'm not confident enough yet/ My hair, skin, etc isn't perfect yet."


Here's the thing: we're all perfectly imperfect. And when we let excuses hold us back, we're choosing to wait until we are "better" to invest in ourselves and love ourselves.

But we're good enough to love now! You deserve every ounce of love and investment in yourself at this very moment - without changing a single thing!

So I want you to ask yourself, what's the one thing (or a list of things) that you've been wanting to do, wear, or be?

What's holding you back?

Instead of saying "I can't do or be this until___" try changing those words to "How can I do___" and find a way to make it happen.

Because you're amazing and beautiful, and deserve to celebrate  and invest in yourself at this very moment!

In the comments below, I'd love to know what about you you're hoping to celebrate!

With love,

Jen

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