Don’t Wait To Know Who You Are
Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
Nobody is born with a known style or voice. We learn as we go. Often times it is something that we have to grow into. We figure out what we’re good at, we figure out what we like. We figure out by tossing out. Try something, keep a piece of that and toss out the rest. Move forward with that piece and try something new. Repeat process.
It’s a process. And the first step is starting. You figure it out as you go, so you can’t figure it out if you don’t go. You can’t start figuring it out until you start going. So go.
It’s in the act of making things and doing work that we figure out who we are. Stop sitting around and trying to figure yourself out and go make things…go do things.
Are you scared? That’s a good sign. It means you are alive and it means you are a human. You no longer have to worry about being from another species.
But seriously, often times we feel like we don’t know what we’re doing. We don’t. But the thing is even the most succesful people don’t have it down to a perfect formula. The professionals will tell you- you try a lot of things because you will toss out most of them and hopefully get to keep one that works.
Show up everyday. Wherever you’re at, be all there. Do your thing. Figure out what works and what doesn’t, what you feel good about and what you don’t. What you want to change and what you want to leave exactly as it is.
Life is a process. It’s often in the mistakes and the mess ups that we learn the most. Don’t be afraid to learn.