You know enough to get started

Whatever you want to do with your life, whether it’s starting a business, or helping those in need, or writing a book, or losing weight, don’t wait until you learn more.

The feeling that you will fail because you don’t know enough is just resistance doing it’s very best to stop you in your tracks. It’s a form of procrastination.

There are plenty of examples throughout history of people who many thought were just plain dumb for taking on the tasks they set themselves, or for the decisions they made.

I doubt that Winston Churchill knew the enormity of the task before him when he made his famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech in 1940, effectively committing Britain to fight against the German army until the death of their last citizen. Some thought him incredibly stupid and naive.

The founders of PayPal often attribute their success to the fact that collectively, they knew very little about finance and the banking industry.

Also consider Charles Lindbergh, who in 1927 at the tender age of 25, made a 33.5 hour, 5800 km non-stop flight from New York to Paris, across the Atlantic ocean. Did he have all of the facts he needed to be 100% confident he would make the flight? Probably not.

What they all had was a willingness to act. To take a course of action often based on sheer blind faith that they were going to make it.

Once you take action, you can always change course, revisit what you’ve done, and use the new data to take further action, perhaps in a slightly different direction. Until you start though, you will accomplish nothing.

So whatever is, no matter how little or how much you know, begin it now.