There are plenty of things I do that make me feel stupid (read “uncomfortable”). Those are the things that I usually learn the most from. Especially socially- the conversation I strike up, the intro email I send or the relationship I build. The only way I get better is by feeling dumb first.
I don’t want to screw up. I want to get it right … the first time. But life’s not like that. I’m supposed to feel stupid when I do something for the first time. After all, I don’t know what I’m doing – I’ve never done before!
The only way to get better is to do worse first. Do something new. You will screw up. You can do it again. It will might get better. The only way to get better is to screw it up. The only way to screw it up is to get started.
What are you waiting for? Get your mistakes out of the way. Get started! Go screw something up! You can get better.