You are good enough.
After writing my previous post I kept thinking about the reasons people hold back from going after their goals and aspirations. Then I saw this:
And the very next morning a friend of mine posted this:
Of course! Fear! Fear of inadequacy, of failure, of embarrassment. Fear can be a paralyzing force for many people.
Well, have I got news for you! You are good enough!
Want to contribute to an open source project? Do it! Your help will be appreciated! The other developers will help guide you and teach you how to improve. And odds are, you will teach everyone else something new too!
Want that new position at work? Do it! Prove yourself!
Will you fail? Probably at some point. But you will learn and you will grow.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
There is no secret quality that the people you admire have that you lack. They work hard, they keep trying and they chase their passion. These are all things you can do too!
So get out there! Take one step at a time. Make it happen!