It’s very hard to succeed if you never even start.
It wasn’t until I was 28 that I ever really started anything creative with the complete conviction I wouldn’t give up until I had accomplished it. Everything before that was a hobby.
Looking down the long, winding road towards the end of a plan or project or dream can be daunting, overwhelming, even downright terrifying. But I’ve found that bravery is actually more choosing not to think than anything else. You know what’s right, or what you want. You push all the what-ifs, maybes, and scary things you’ll have to do as a consequence of doing this to the background, and you just take that next step.
Remember what they say: Bravery is not the absence of fear. It’s action in spite of fear.