I recently started a new project. Something that I have never seriously attempted to do before, and I am watching my mind vacillate between huge doubt, and some confidence, in my ability to complete it. That is not quite true. I know that I can complete it. But can I do it well? Yesterday I met with a friend who has successfully gone through the door that I am facing. He has vast experience, information and knowledge in this area, but his biggest help is that he believes in me, and won’t commiserate with small thinking.
He knows the terror of self-doubt and basically said to me, “That is just a given. Everyone goes through it. You have to acknowledge it, get started, move forward.” I truly love people who won’t let me get away with whining about my life, will point out when I am off-track, and guide me back, by expecting more of me, in the moment, than I am expecting of myself.
“Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven“. Francis Beaumont