When you embark on something new, you don’t know how to do it. You also don’t know all of the little details that you’re eventually going to NEED to know how to do in order to make it work. I talk about figuring out the unknown a lot on this podcast, but the reality is, that’s the second part of the equation. The first part, is figuring out WHAT you need to figure out. There’s certainly no blueprint for either one of those – you must learn it as you go. The best part is, that is actually your STRENGTH.
By not understanding exactly what you need to do in order to crush your goals, you can dive in head first and not be paralyzed by the fear of the giant monster waiting to kill you as soon as you step through the door. Instead, you open the door, realize there’s a giant monster waiting to kill you, and you dodge the attack, find something sharp and stab it to death and move on. If you know the monster was there, you wouldn’t have opened the door in the first place. Unfortunately, to get where you want to go, you have to go through the door. Aren’t you glad you didn’t even know the monster was there, so you couldn’t generate the fear to keep you away?
Not knowing what lies ahead as far as challenges is your biggest strength. As you move on, you will get better and better at anticipating the TYPE of challenge that is before you, but you’ll still never truly know what’s there. What’s more, is that you just get more gritty and tough as you go on, so any challenge is able to be defeated in your mind, and therefore, able to be defeated in reality.
There is no blueprint – embrace that you don’t know anything about where you’re going, and use that to your advantage.