There you are. Standing in front of a dream that feels like Mt. Everest. You've often daydreamed of what it would be like to conquer the fear of trying, yet have never brought yourself to actually do it... So you just stand there, looking, dreaming, yet never pursuing.
When I first began pursuing photography as a career 10 years ago, I had MANY people tell me "good luck" in a cynical way, almost waiting for me to fail. Not only had I had NO experience running my own business, I was entering a field that was, in many ways, flooded.
How would I compete? How would I stick out? Would anyone actually TRUST me to photograph them? Could I made this a successful business?
But instead of allowing those questions to scare me, they fueled me. Instead of letting those around me create opposition, I ran harder and focused on what the task was. I pushed the insecurities aside and decided that trying was better than standing still. Failing was better than never trying.
It is easy to let insecurities kill dreams. God knows there are enough critics out there who will tell you "you will never get there..." But the biggest voice to overcome is your own.
So what big mountain are you standing in front of? What large dream are you hoping for?
If I can give one piece of advice, it would be this: DREAM BIG and kick those insecurities to the curb. It's better to fail at trying then to have never tried at all.
You've got this. Now GO!