Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. I read that recently on a pin, or facebook scroll. Every now and then I find a real nugget that is more true than not. The funny thing about this quote is that it's not doubt from others that will kill my dream--it's my own doubt. If I doubt that I have the capability or skills to complete a task, I more than likely won't begin in the first place. BUT if I have just a tiny glimmer of hope at all, I might overcome that doubt.
Doubt is ugly. Doubt is never productive. It's kissing cousins with concern, which sounds nice and respectful. When let to run loose, either will smoosh you. They just don't play well with others. Doubt told me I couldn't get my black belt because of ...any number of reasons, really. Doubt told me I couldn't climb a rope at 38-years-old because I'd never done it before in my life. Doubt told me I couldn't be successful in business because even though I have a lot of input and guidance, I've never actually been really successful in business. Guess what. I have hope and I have truth, and I've done or am doing those things anyway. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
So who cares if you haven't done ______ before? Do it anyway. Who cares if you don't know how to do it? Learn...and do it anyway. Who cares if you are scared? Do it anyway. Action conquers fear. Action overcomes doubt. We really only have one chance at this life. Don't drown in doubt and inaction. Go get 'er done.
After you've decided to do it anyway, jump over to my new website and we'll set a time to start a do over on your living space, too.