“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward.” – Tina Fey
This is some of the best advice. Go ahead, write it down. Live by it. It’ll change many things for you.
In the past two months, I have said “yes” to two amazing opportunities that I, personally, didn’t feel ready for. My friends told me I was being silly, and I shouldn’t doubt myself, and over many pep talks, I became a little more confident. But mostly I said yes because somewhere along the way in arts school, my acting improvisation teacher told me to always say “yes.” He said, “This continues things. It keeps things moving.” Things being ideas, conversation, emotions, topics.
Improvisation is also where Tina Fey learned this method. You say yes, and you figure the rest out after that.
And so the adventure begins of figuring the rest out… Remember! You don’t have to wait for someone to tell you you’re “special enough” or “qualified enough” or “ready enough.” Just say yes, and then figure it out.
Here we go!