I’m going to be purposefully cryptic for a moment.
I know what I have to do to be happy. The problem is that I have to take the first step, I have to start. I have problems with starting things, and I believe that starting is the hardest part to accomplishing anything. It’s one of the biggest reasons for my self-stagnation; I lack drive.
This thing that I need to do, I’m confident that once I am comfortable at doing this thing, I’ll be really happy—or at the very least be more content with my life than I am now. I’m so convinced by this notion that I’d go so far to say that my success at this thing is eventual. Given this, it’s obvious then that beginning to do this thing is the biggest obstacle. It’s like if you’ve never played basketball before, but you’re absolutely convinced that you’ll be a brilliant basketball player then all you have to do is start playing, right?
I think what’s ultimately holding me back is shyness or fear of embarrassment. Is this an obstacle that I need to overcome? Maybe I need to stop thinking, take a page from Nike’s book and just do it.