I loved this post from Brent Galloway over at Your Freelance Career.

Making the commitment to freelancing full-time can be a scary thing. Many of us look for more excuses not to freelance rather than reasons to do it.

You want to dive in headfirst and you tell yourself you’re doing exactly that. However, in reality all you’re really doing is dipping your toes in the water.

At some point, we’ve all been there. While it’s extremely important to learn from your mistakes, the question you should be asking yourself is “What am I going to do now?”

Are you going to continue sit on the sidelines? Or are you going to dive in?

Here’s what Brent has to say about it:

“As awesome as it’d be to share an exact path to become a successful freelancer, that’s just not how it works. You want a secret formula to succeed, but it doesn’t exist. The truth is you need to put in the hours to figure out the fundamentals, only then can you start to ask for help on how to improve. You must validate the idea of freelancing before you dive into it headfirst.”

You can read Brent’s entire post at Your Freelance Career.