I wish things happened in an instant. That when we knew we had to do something important or scary, we would simply go do it that instant. The waiting is what makes new things in life so hard. I become nervous thinking about things in the future that otherwise, if you were to simply tell me to go do them in 4 minutes, I would have no problem doing. But because I have weeks to think about the task, I think of a hundred ways to feel apprehension. Matt asked, “so, if I were to say, hey we have to go shoot a wedding in 30 minutes–you’d be okay with that?”
Yeah, I would. I know how to do the things I find uncomfortable. I know how to shoot a wedding and I know how to teach a photo class. I know how to talk to people and I know how to meet new ones. But my brain, when given more than a day to ponder, becomes almost immobile. It wants to crawl under the covers and sleep and sleep to make the days pass between now and when I have to do _____(fill in the blank).
Does anyone else feel this way? What do you all do to get from where you are, to finishing the task that makes you feel uncomfortable? Is the goal to create for yourself a life where you don’t run into these uncomfortable situations? What is the answer?