The uncertainty of the outcome.
Deadline for completion.
Where do I find the time?
Figuring out what needs to be done.
Where do I look for help?
Do I have the skills to do this?
I don’t understand what to do.
I will never figure this out.
It’s too big for me to work on.
I don’t think I can do this.
What if I do this wrong?
Eleven things that could provide us tension when challenged. Only two of them are outside of our control — the uncertainty of the outcome & a deadline we must meet.
81% (9 out of 11) possibilities is about us and “I”.
It’s much easier to simply begin so that we don’t get in our own way when challenged to do something meaningful.