tuning in to our own knowledge
Usually it's a matter of tuning into our own knowledge and as I was reading some of my previous #the100dayproject posts, I found the reminder I was looking for.
The distance between what we know and putting it in practice (doing the actual thing you've spent all this time learning about) makes our palms more sweaty and our face more green than waiting in line for the worlds fastest and tallest roller coaster. We're second guessing why we waited in line for this ride in the first place and we're contemplating faking sick or peeing our pants to get out of it. Faking fainting might be a good choice here too.
Even though we've put in the time learning, the leap we have to take to transition into practice seems impossible. We doubt we have all of the knowledge we need to get us over the gap. We question whether we're ready and feel a need to go back to the drawing board to continue to learn.
Usually it's not more knowledge we need. We need belief. Belief in ourselves, in what we know and ultimately in that the chance to put whatever it is into practice is worth the risk to leap in the first place.
I've been stuck on the knowledge cliff this week. Stalling with all of the excuses I could find. I need to read more books, listen to more podcasts, learn more and the list goes on and on and then I'll be ready.
But when I sat down to write this evening I realized I was fooling myself.
Sweaty palms, butterflies in the stomach and all, it's time to take the chance and make the leap between knowledge and practice.