When I considered launching gameproducer.net for bringing game development ideas, hints and tips I had few doubts about it. I wondered whether my English (as a Finnish guy) would be good enough, I wondered whether I would have time and I wondered if having “another” site for game development would be such a good idea. I postponed the decision and asked my friend to whom I explained my thoughts.
His simple response was: “What’s stopping you?”
He didn’t question my English nor didn’t have any other negative thoughts about the issue. He simply asked what’s really stopping me. And the answer was simple: nothing. Only my own doubts were stopping me, and in the end they were just excuses. I decided to launch the site. After writing for about 5 months there’s still lots of more to write about – and I’m enjoying this. It’s been a really positive journey for me so far, and the journey continues.
Do you have a challenge you are considering to do, but have some doubts about it. Ask yourself that simple question – and get real about the answer. Don’t make excuses. Ask: What’s really stopping you. In many cases it’s nothing but our own thoughts.