Every situation that you create for yourself or encounter in life is either an opportunity or a threat.
You can either see the threat, by focusing on the downside in the event that things go wrong, or see the opportunity, by focusing on the doors that will open if things go right.
Once you see the opportunity, your subconscious, which is responsible for most of your outcomes in life, naturally works for you to seize it.
If something is a good idea, someone is going to do it. Someone is going to capture the opportunity.
You might feel uncertain about whether you’re ready for the task. But everyone feels the same way.
Some will back down because of the uncertainty, and others will pursue the opportunity. And among those that pursue the opportunity, in the long run the best person will have the greatest positive impact. Sometimes our lives are too short to see the long run play out, but it does exist.
The question is therefore not whether you’re ready for the task. No one is. Everyone makes it up and learns as they go along.
The question is whether you’d produce better results than others if you were to take on the same opportunity. If so, you have a responsibility to do so, not just for yourself but, more importantly, for the group of humans that the opportunity impacts.