You need to accept that you won’t be as good at doing something new at the very beginning. This means you need to become an amateur again. The word amateur comes from the Latin word amare which means to be a lover of something.
It’s wonderful and important to find your love for an activity or subject area at the very beginning. It’s profoundly powerful to uncover a deep sense of meaning and purpose when starting afresh. Because this forms the foundation for how you will progress in that subject or skill.
That’s why it’s important to JUST DO IT! It won’t be perfect. It won’t be impressive but it will be something done. You dared to step out into the unknown and make discoveries. By starting something and doing it passionately you’re guaranteed it will certainly be done.
And if you do something consistently and regularly with a deep sense of meaning and love eventually there will be mastery and the world will one day acknowledge your effort.
3There are types of love that will take your skills and abilities to the next level
- Agape: to love what you do with no conditions i.e. sometimes you won’t get paid but you will do it exceptionally well with or without remuneration.
- Pragma: do whatever you need to do dutifully. If you don’t do it, no one will do it for you. So, Love practically by doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done.
- Philia: do it in the service of another person. Though it means so much to you, love doing it for other people. The true power of love is in your willingness to give your best to improve another person’s life.
“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”
— Lord Byron
With love as your engine and your fuel take the next step to learn, grow and serve in this world by Just doing it.