It easy to visualize what we will have for lunch today. We can easily picture ourselves in a restaurant or in the break room. We’ve had lots of practice. We did it yesterday and the day before that. We will do it again tomorrow.
Much more difficult to see ourselves doing something that we have never done before.
We can’t see ourselves finish our first marathon when we haven’t crossed the finish line before. Because right now, all we see is a mountain that is unclimbed. We don’t know for sure if it is even possible and the chance for failure is high.
It is tempting to stick with what we know. In this sphere, we are competent. Competence goes out the window when we step into the void.
The thing is, no one remembers what they had for lunch two weeks ago. But you’ll never forget the important contributions you make.