No one starts off as an expert at anything. Everyone starts as a beginner.
Like a toddler learning to walk
Embrace the beginners’ mindset and accept that awkward, clumsy stage when you’re just getting started, when you realize how much there is to learn.
You might say, “I’ll look like stupid! I’ll sound like a goofball!” It’s tempting to say, “Forget about it!” and not even try.
That’s understandable. No one wants to look silly.
Being a beginner makes you vulnerable.
Will people laugh, criticize, make comments?
When you have a beginners’ mindset, you start anyway. You understand the principle of walking before you can run, of starting a journey with the first step.
It’s not too late
Do you want to play the guitar? Run a marathon? Write a novel? Start a business?
Will you achieve fame and fortune in your new venture? Maybe not.
But what if you find that you love it anyway?
What if you discover a new passion, a creative outlet that leads to more people, places, and things?
Embrace the beginners’ mindset and start from where you are. Don’t let pride and fear keep you from learning something new.
The old saying goes: If you’re not learning, you’re not growing.
Be a beginner every day and see what you can learn.