“I was very, very scared. I just didn’t know if I could do it.”
-Ben Affleck, in an interview with Terry Gross, on directing Argo, his first feature film
More often than not, when we’re looking longingly at a big, scary goal, we’re ready much sooner than we think we are.
One of the common features of any big goal that’s very close to your heart is that it feels like you don’t yet have what you need — are not yet the person you need to be — in order to follow it.
In fact, such a feeling of “unreadiness” is one of the hallmarks of a true calling.
Here’s a secret: