It’s so easy to feel you are not ready to begin! You want to do more research, talk to a few more people, read a couple more books, or get better organized first. While it’s common to want to feel prepared for what’s ahead, perhaps there’s really something else going on.
Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience are life skills that help us “go with the flow.” The truth? No one can prepare, script, or plan for every possibility. A more loving choice is to relax into all that was, is and will be—trusting that Universal love is always unfolding the highest good for all, in all through all.
What about you? Do you over prepare? Do you worry that you won’t perform adequately if you don’t anticipate every possibility and think through every detail in advance? Iyanla Vanzant describes worrying as praying for what you don’t want. Where’s the sense in that?
Must you handle everything yourself because no one else will do it as well as you do? Do you keep your hands clenched in a white-knuckle grip on the controls of life at all times? Are you unwilling, or unable, to relax and let life blossom organically?
While a reasonable level of preparation is useful, over-preparation keeps you from enjoying your life to the fullest. Get clear on the debilitating difference between love-fueled excellence and fear-fueled perfectionism. Then take a chance. Embrace the liberating power of trusting God with the details! Show up without knowing exactly how things will go and trust that, not only will everything be okay, it just might exceed your wildest dreams!