We chose tenderloin. I had never done this before.
I was in new territory as I don’t cook meat.
Where would I buy it? How do I cook it? What side dishes would accompany it?
As with any new project, we often start swimming,
thoughts overwhelm us and we get flooded.
I do what I always do when this happens.
I got into action. I asked for help.
I asked friends where to buy the meat,
what recipes they suggested and to borrow a good meat thermometer.
I was told that is the secret.
My husband and I even bought a baby tenderloin
to practice preparing a week ahead of time
so I could be confident that the recipe worked.
As with any change, it is often not the change we fear, but the loss.
We lose confidence, control, our expertise/knowledge, and possibly identity
when we venture into something new.
I was coaching a client recently
and in discussing her potential job change,
she was having similar emotions to my dinner party experience feelings.
Stepping into something new follows a parallel path regardless of the situation.
Lessons to remember:
- Let go of the old.
While this may be challenging, it is necessary to allow space for something new.
- Ask for help.
Invite support from others. It will expedite your learning and success.
- Focus on what you can gain.
Fear accompanies change because we focus on loss. Get excited about what’s possible.
- Get into action.
Action eliminates fear. Just as practice makes permanent as the sports world knows,
action builds confidence and minimizes overwhelm.
- By definition, being a beginner means you aren’t an expert.
- Mistakes may happen (you may use regular salt instead of kosher salt).
- You will have expanded your circle of comfort to explore new situations.
Keep growing, keep exploring and keep stretching!!