“Can you do this?” they ask me.
But I am filled with doubt.
One hundred reasons flood my brain
Why I should sit this out.
I don’t think I am good enough
And my confidence is lacking.
I don’t think I’m fit for the task,
Despite their support and backing.
For there are many better than me,
With greater experience too.
I’ll keep working hard – now’s not my time.
And one day my dream will come true.
But how long should I keep myself down
And deny myself a chance?
Why should I cheapen or berate myself,
When those with less do advance?
I have been doing this for years.
My warped thinking is too deep.
I must have faith in my abilities
And confidently take the leap.
I will continue to move forwards now
And stop letting time pass by.
The time isn’t later, the time is now,
And I will have the courage to try.