Start before you are ready

What I have personally learned is that when you wait to do something, because of any logical reason you tell yourself, you’ll end up waiting and putting it off forever.

We want to be perfect. We want everything we do to be perfect. We expect to be an expert immediately, but as you know it, life just doesn’t work that way. Just start!

We do endless research on the project or subject before deciding you want to do it. Then you do more research on what you will need, and most of the time you can start with what you have. You don’t always need the best of the best to begin.

If you wait until you are ready, the chances are, you will never be ready. There will always be a story you tell yourself, an excuse you will make, maybe the fear of judgment getting in your way. There will always be something holding you back.

I’ve done some research on blogging for about a month, these things usually take me longer and I end up not doing the task. I have set myself a beginning date, but still, my excuses were holding me back. A week after I was supposed to begin, I finally began. I made a simple choice to make an account on whichever platform I found and started blogging, just like that, I began. (So happy that I found WordPress)

My blog is far from perfect, I don’t do everything that everyone says you are supposed to do, I am still finding the right blogging lengths, figuring out how to let go of the fear of judgment. At least I began, long before I was ready. Believe me, when I say, I felt no way near ready.

I was not at all ready. I continued anyway and I don’t regret it one little bit, for I know if I hadn’t made the choice of just beginning, I would never have begun and wouldn’t end up where I am right now.

I could write a book of all the things I ended up not doing because I wanted to be perfect because I had perfectionism as an excuse, my fear was an excuse. Waiting until you are ready, gets you nowhere. You are only stalling from the things that you can achieve.

Starting before you are ready lets you test the waters, it lets you gain experience and lessons that you couldn’t learn from anyone else.

I challenge you to find something you want to do and just do it! Go for it! Forget all the reasons why not and focus on the one reason why you should.

If you fail, then at least you’ve tried and learned some lessons which will help to armor you when you try again. We are supposed to fail, imagine a world full of only success without failure, will success even have value anymore? Everyone will be successful and no one would have to work for it. What a boring world.

So. Find something new. Start doing it before you are raedy. Take on this challenge.

Thanks, fellow readers for reading. Feel free to let me know what you think, please share your thoughts related and unrelated🤗💕

Much love. Take care🤗💕


  1. This was lovely to read, I too have just started this book blog, and have found it to be refreshing for my peace of mind I find myself instead of brooding thinking of blogs to write and that sort of thing and am loving that there are people who seem to like what I write I mean it’s not big but to me that doesn’t matter. I am loving what I do and won’t change that. Also I agree just start what you are thinking of doing.

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  2. karlien09 says:

    Very happy to hear that. Progress is progress, no matter how little.
    I too enjoy writing. I’d love to check out your blog.

    Thanks for leaving your thoughts and reading my blog, it is much appreciated🤗💕

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  3. No problems and you are more than welcome to leave me advice and tips if you want ☺️.

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  4. karlien09 says:

    Same here🤗💕

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  5. MetaMiss says:

    “Over-planning kills magic” I agree, though I am frequently guilty of over-planning

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  7. Ramya Vivek says:

    True that. Extensive pre-planning, planning and re-planning makes the actual process all the more confusing and never lets us begin. You have rightly stated that planning kills the magic of creation. I would like to add that feeling the pressure of meeting others expectations and pleasing others also creates that mental block.
    Good post👍

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  8. Loveblossom says:

    I agree with you totally. I also started this blog before getting ready. I didn’t think anything. I was just surfing the internet and I found that if you want to become a content writer then it is good to start with a blog. At that time, to be honest, I did not even know what a blog is.😜😜😜 I just did what they said. Installed an app, they said write your stuff and I wrote a poem and then I posted it. Each of your words is correct. Whenever we over-plan about a plan we only end up with the plan. Not just career or some serious things. Even if, we plan about any picnic with friends, that picnic never executes. But the unplanned picnic will end with fun🤘🤘🤘🤠🤠

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  9. karlien09 says:

    Very true indeed, I haven’t thought of that, but thanks for sharing, I appreciate it🤗💕

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  10. karlien09 says:

    🤗Very true. Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts, I loved reading it.
    And I also have to congratulate you that you saw something you wanted to do and just did it, that takes guts👏🔥

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  11. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Proxywords says:

    Lovely post. It’s sometimes better not to have a plan!
    Unplanned things come out way better than the overplanned ones
    and since it is unplanned, the celebration is even bigger.True in all senses.


  13. karlien09 says:

    It is my absolute pleasure🔥 Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a thought, it is much appreciated🤗💞

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  14. ashok says:

    I love the your quotes Karlien and share some with my friends too

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  17. kinge says:

    Very good reminders. To start before we are ready and along the way we grow, and find our balance.

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  18. karlien09 says:

    Thanks. Indeed🤗

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, it is very much appreciated💕

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  20. Loveblossom says:

    It truly takes guts. I’m the one who should say thank you for such a good article And giving me the chance to share my experiences

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  21. karlien09 says:

    Indeed it does! It is my pleasure.🤗💕
    Please, do always feel welcome to share anything at all, I am always here to listen🤗💕

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  22. Loveblossom says:

    Thank you so much karlien.🤗🤗🤗😇😇😇☺️

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  24. inspirechief says:

    Excellent advice for everyone. To many times we wait for that perfect moment to start which never comes. Thank you.

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  25. karlien09 says:

    My pleasure🤗💕
    Thanks for reading and placing a comment, I appreciate it dearly🤗💕

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  26. Manish Malu says:

    Wow.. wonderful post… Very right…

    “Done is better than perfection”

    There is always scope of improvement, but if you will not start what you will improve.

    Version 2 , 3 can give you somewhat perfection, but for that there has to be version 1 at first place.

    Thanks for this post .. take care…🤗💕

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  27. karlien09 says:

    Thank you dear friend🤗💕

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  28. Manish Malu says:

    So how was your day.. what you did…

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  29. karlien09 says:

    It was chilled and yours?
    I only blogged and you?
    I still have to finish my homework

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  30. Manish Malu says:

    Just got free from office work.. had a call with one friend.. now reading few blogs…😊

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  31. karlien09 says:

    Thats nice

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  32. Very true!! Beautifully written. I’m inspired🤗

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  33. karlien09 says:

    Very happy to hear that.
    Hope that you’ll use the inspiration to inspire other.
    Take care🤗💕

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  34. DrSGCombs says:

    I needed to read this Just now, just today, just because! Yes, START before you are ready. START – then, as my beautiful 2 year old granddaughter says, perfect or not, “I DID IT!” yes, yes YOU DID!

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  36. You are always welcome, precious!!
    May This,
    Amazing Universe,
    Always Smile upon you.

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  37. Hamish says:

    I very much relate to your thoughts here. I wrote a post a while back called “Just keep starting”. The hardest part at times is getting over the hurdle of beginning and diving in. Even when is picking up a project that is going really well from where you left it yesterday.

    Right now I am reading and responding to blogs when I have one more chapter of my book to write. I love the characters, the world, and learn more about each even as I near the end of the first draft. What I need to do is heed your advice, and my advice, and just start!

    Thank you for sharing. 😊

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  38. karlien09 says:

    Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts🤗

    That’s great, I hope you find the will to finish that last chapter. I wish that I can read your book someday.

    BTW, love your blog posts🤗💞
    Much love, take care💕

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  39. K.L. Hale says:

    What a great read! I’m glad to have found you 💚

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