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Why you should try something new before you feel ready

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Why you should try something new before you feel ready


“Great people do things before they’re ready. They act before they’re ready. And by doing it, they’re proven right.” ~Amy Poehler

Ready isn’t a state of You can also read about how to be a better person.ing, it’s a state of mind. Or maybe I should say we don’t have to be anything to qualify for the label of being ready for something; rather, it’s a mindset in which we choose to embrace the unknown. My story starts like this…

A few months after my soul-searching began, I realized that I had to leave. I had to move away from the unfulfilling work, from the unhealthy habits that my city lifestyle engendered, and from my total stagnation. But this also meant moving away from friends I’ve come to know so well, family I love, and a sense of security that you can’t really put a price on.

I knew that I needed to make a change big enough for me to feel as if I were starting from scratch. I wanted to move somewhere no one would know my name, or better yet, no one would even know anyone who knew it. You will notice I said I knew I wanted that change and not that Then, you can ask yourself: I thought about it or I would move. Was it a scary experience? Yes. Did I know that it was exactly what I needed and craved on a soul-level? Yes, also. Yes, and yes.

I began looking at some towns in the west. The…



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