Are you quick to start something new or do you sit back and wish you could ________ (fill in the blank)? Have you ever asked yourself where you would like to see yourself in a year? Is a year really that long? And even if you do decide not to start….that year will still pass!!! Right? That is where I was recently, asking myself if I was ready to start!!??!!


So….is it a new work out program or diet? Is it standing up for yourself more by saying no? A career change? Or perhaps you are thinking of going back to school? We are talking small starts and big starts here. Believe me, they can feel the same.

I have thought about a blog for….well….YEARS! I even gave it a try four years ago. The timing was off and it didn’t last long. (that’s a life lesson for a different day) There have been so many doubts! Sam, do you know how many blogs begin and end in a day? What do you have to say that matters anyway? Do you know enough about anything?

Doubt and Fear! Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. And the always present with me….fear of success!!! BUT…The “Want To” is strong with this one!!


I did my research. Purchased my domain name and began setting things up to self host. I bought books and sat in the aisles of Barnes and Noble and poured over information. I have taken E Classes and sat through webinars. So much so that all of my notes were beginning to look redundant.

I sent one more email. I set up a coffee meeting with a lady who manages websites and does advertising. She agreed to meet even though she wasn’t sure she offered the type of help I would need. Right? I giggled too! 🙂 Two hours later she exclaimed, “You are ready! You don’t need me. You just need to start!” And she was right. I could end up doing research forever and never start. How could I know I would enjoy it if I didn’t just start???


We have to start with the fear and the doubt and the unknown. We have to work through the difficulties and the hiccups. We have to BELIEVE we are worth the mere effort of starting!!!!!

The day I posted my first blog post I was laughing and crying and sweating and shaking. But I hit publish!!!

I will forever be learning and some of it makes me uncomfortable. But my “Want To” is greater and it grows with every idea and with every post.


So today take yourself seriously……..AND JUST START!!!!!!

If you start something new let me know what it is or at least that you are starting. We are in this together.

Be you. Be beautiful. Be imperfect.


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    Margaret Matheny
    March 1, 2016 11:45 pm

    Such insight, I enjoyed this post so much, so inspiring to those of us that struggle..

    • justleftofperfect
      March 1, 2016 11:55 pm

      I am so glad you felt inspired. My heart is to help people see that they indeed CAN!!!!!
      Thank you


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