I’m watching a video of an outdoor adventure and these guys are using just basic equipment and having a blast. Wow, I could never go with just basic equipment. I must have all my stuff together , tested, and all accounted for. As you can imagine, that often leaves me on the sidelines waiting because I don’t have this or that. When I have this item, then I’ll go. While there is something to be said for planning, I realized an important lesson.
For every excuse I make to not do something, someone else is out there, with the same abilities, getting it done. Now I’m a big planner and believe in having the right equipment. However, I realized I’m holding myself back in a lot of areas because I’m “waiting” for the perfect time, the perfect situations etc.
At this point in my life, I already know enough to be safe and smart, the power of faith, setting intentions, and letting go. I have no excuses! I should just use what I have right here, right now and head off. If I need something else, I’m sure I’ll figure that out pretty quickly. In the meantime, I should be enjoying the journey rather than sitting here waiting for everything to be perfect.
Speaking of perfect, I had to ask myself a couple of questions. How much I learn when things are perfect? Not that much. How much have I learned when I had to a little work, overcome some things, and step out on faith? More than the scope of this article! Those life experiences strengthen my faith, give me depth, and should give me courage to handle whatever comes my way.
Looking back at some of my recent successes, I realized a fun fact. There was very little planning involved. I just did it. I didn’t think about how it would work out or what it would take. The more I was involved, the more opportunities lined up and things flowed along.
If I had thought about every coordination, all the people involved, and the other requirements to make it all come together, I’d probably still be planning it. It’s amazing what I can really do if I just take action.
I have my vision board and plans, but rather than make excuses and waiting, I’m getting started. I’m sure I’ll find some bumps along the way and learn some lessons, but I know I’ll be taken care of and opportunities will unfold as I go along.