Dipping your toe into the pool. It’s always harder than it actually is.
Think back to all the times you went swimming and you dipped your toe into the water, checking the temperature. The cold bite of the water made you yank your toe out. Afraid to go back in.
But standing on the side of the pool is no fun. It’s not what you want to do. So, you make a decision to dive in.
Giving into your fears and diving in results in a rush. A cold shock that quickly dissipates once you arise from the water and realize it’s not so bad. It’s actually invigorating.
The pain of constantly dipping your toe in the pool and pulling it out never gets you anywhere. Nothing happens when you don’t commit. Half-assed attempts get you half-assed results.
Whatever it is in life you’re dipping your toes in, just dive in. It’s not that bad.
I know what you’re thinking. Easier said than done. True. Very true. To this day, I still have a hard time diving in. I am currently having a hard time diving in with certain aspects of my life. But looking back at my life, the times that I blindly dived in turned out to be the best times of my life. They lead to the biggest breakthroughs I’ve ever experienced.
So fuck everything and dive in. The water isn’t as cold as you think it is.