Because here’s the thing. There’s always going to be a little risk if you’re doing something out of the ordinary. If you believe in it, and it’s not well-trodden path, there’s going to be uncertainty.
In two weeks, my mom, my girlfriend, and I are leaving for half a month in Germany. Then I leave for Thailand on January 4.
And I don’t have enough money to be completely sure it’ll be groovy and righteous for six months in Thailand. Couple that with spending half a month in a Westernized country with Westernized prices, before I even get to Thailand, and you’ve got a recipe that may make some people nervous.
But you have to allow for a little risk. It’s probably not what a lot of people like, right? That you’re most of the way there, but just a little short? So you become anxious.
But it is how it is, and there’s a reason you’re a little short. Sure, because you didn’t start saving sooner. That’s the superficial reason. But there’s a deeper cosmic thread that made you a thousand dollars short.
You don’t know what’ll come of being a thousand dollars short, and immediately branding it failure is premature. Sometimes diving into the unknown and being unsure what’s going to happen is the best move you can make because then all manner of anything can pop the hell up at it’s own volition.
Don’t be so sure it’s risky or a mistake just because your mind tells you it’s “bad.” Often, there’s a reason for it.