This 'tweet' spoke volumes to me: "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." Edmund Burke (Tweeted by Mayor Corey Booker this a.m.)
I often find myself saying that. I can't do what I want, I can only do a little so the heck with it.
I also tell myself the opposite: If I go forward, little by little, what if I am successful, I will not be able to do what needs to be done with the success.
I have started making greeting cards. I write text and do the illustrations. Because of the eye and intense concentration; and looking to do them right, it may take a few days to get one done the way I want. Then it takes more time to scan them into my computer and put them into a card format. Bottom line: the fun and joy of the doing turns into pain.
I enjoy the doing and even more so the having done. I get good reactions. Most are humorous. I love when someone opens the inside and guffaws. There is no more real response than that.
I want to start an etsy store, an online site for handmade crafts, etc. but I am afraid. It is not the eye time involved in getting it set up, rather it is the worry. What if I am successful? What if there are a lot of orders? How would I manage getting them sent out in a timely manner? My eye cannot handle that. Then what do I do? So my choice has been not to do.
Burke is right. You have to at least try. Doing nothing because I can only do a little is not only a mistake. It is the coward's way out.