By Jimmy Warden
You don’t need the perfect plan. You need A plan.
People don’t start personal growth journeys because they spend too much time mulling over the perfect way to start. I’m here to tell you not to do that. Instead, start with a simple plan and hash out finer details as you go.
You’ll learn more about yourself and what you want along the way.
But what about planning for the future?
I understand planning and setting goals is vital, but the most important part of your journey is starting.
You don’t have to have everything figured out ahead of time. That’s what has held you back in the past, so don’t bother figuring everything out. It just causes unneeded stress and anxiety.
Take me, for example.
For the past couple of years, I’ve bumbled around as an online writer. I’ve taken graduate classes in the field of education. Soon, I’ll start studying to become a certified mindfulness teacher.
Why am I zigging and zagging across three different paths?
Because I’m trying to figure out what path is best for me.
You’ll only find out if you fuck around
As a recent viral video says, the more you fuck around, the more you find out!
Although that video is hilarious and ridiculous, there is genuine truth in what that gentleman says. If you don’t try new things, you’ll never find out what you’ve been missing. When you try new things, you’ll figure out your path and learn what you want in life.
So don’t be afraid to fuck around, even when it feels uncomfortable.
What happens if you don’t fuck around
If you don’t fuck around and explore options, you’ll have regrets.
No one wants to be on their deathbed wishing they made a career change, saw their family more, or loved more intensely. Unfortunately, that’s what happens to a lot of people. Why? Because they never started something new.
So ask yourself: What do you really want?
When answers arise, go for it. Don’t wait.
Time does not hold out for anyone.