What would happen if for a short period of time you through out that old and dated belief and just tackled learning something new, simply for the joy of it. Throw out the idea that you have to be perfect at it. Throw out the idea that you have to have the absolute best equipment before you start. I know from my own experience since I have a few closets full of some of 'the best stuff I needed to get started' and never got started anyway.
In my journey I have discovered that connecting to the joy of learning, the beginner mind and simply being curious are often the best starting places. I have more fun and connect to the learning easier when I am dabbling then when I have all of the fancy tools. I am convinced this happens because I have removed the limitation of perfection. When I accept I do not need to be perfect than the joyful pursuit of learning my new task and digging deeper is less daunting.
So dig out the paints, the wood carving tools, the knitting needles, the cook book, the gardening tools, the figure skates, the writing notebook and just get started. A year from now you will be delighted with the experiences you have had and the fun you have had along the way. Terry Mack, Living Life Creatively, Coach and Catalyst