“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
– Walt Disney
The hardest part of any journey can be simply starting. Having potential is one thing lots of people have potential. How many people have potential, but do nothing with it? Ideas skills and talent are great; but you need to do something with it. The cemetery is full of people who had potential.
However you got here, choice or accident thank you! It means a lot to share an idea a thought or a problem. A problem shared is a problem halved so they say. Please have a read, share a comment, let me know what you think. Its community that keeps the idea alive and I love to discuss it with you.
Starting can seem scary. But you don’t have You don’t have to change the world, reinvent the wheel or run a 4-minute mile. It doesn’t matter, whatever your goal is – As long as you Start. Its seductive to fall in love with and idea, a vision a Goal but it starts to grow, and it’s gets scary and you start to doubt that you will be able to do it. If you never start, you never will. Its easy to talk yourself out of things. As long as you start, you have already achieved 100% more than those who never did. To make big changes, start by having small consistent successes. (Rome wasn’t built in a day!)
You don’t have to be naturally gifted, especially talented or have grown up with a wealth of resources to achieve something exceptional! Small wins will reinforce and combat negative thoughts and beliefs that tell you it wont work. They help sustain your motivation, creating positive habits that get you one step closer to overarching goals. Start small, think big.
Want to write a book, lose weight, earn more money or improve your time keeping and be on time occasionally. Don’t just talk about it, let’s begin. Change nothing and nothing changes.
You spend more time in your own head, with your own thoughts than anyone else. Your brains wired to protect you if something seems scary it will try to find a way to protect you a reason or an excuse not to do it. That’s where the small wins, the small changes come in. Until something happens, something changes until it happens / until there’s evidence, it stays scary, push through it and ignore the negative self-speak, or the well-intentioned family member or friend that might try and talk you out of it.
The protection instinct is natural, just recognise it and be aware of it. Understand it comes from the right place, but manage it, don’t get talked out of it. If it comes down to it, love losing! It’s only a fail if you give up. Change your perspective, when I say love losing – I mean see it as one more thing that your learned doesn’t work. Something that’s going to get your closer to the thing that does work.
You don’t need all the answers, you’ll work it out on the way. If you wait to have all the answers, it will never happen. But, be prepared to make changes along the way, but go for it, take a leap of faith.
Here’s some of the things that work for me, lets see if it helps –
Have a passion – be hungry. If you want to sustain your motivation you have to be passionate. You can’t do it because someone else wants you to. You have to do it for your self if you want to sustain and grow your motivation and If you’re hungry you’ll take action.
Take action and deliver on it. If it doesn’t work, try again and keep trying. If you hit an obstacle don’t quit, find a way around it. Don’t let your brain try and talk you out of it again, it will try. The value of your goal isn’t the goal, its what you become, the changes you make and the challenges you face to get there that are important factors and you need those challenges to force you to grow and its your passion that will get you through it. You’re doing it for you, no one else.
The harder you work the luckier you get, each road you take will lead you to something else a new idea, a new approach, opinion or technique that you wouldn’t have otherwise discovered, if you never started.
When it gets tough – remember why you started. Have that vision that GOAL and keep in mind that while you’re not there yet, the things you are doing are moving you closer to that goal. It’s ok not for it to happen overnight. Look at the progress you are making and know that what your doing is working.
And remember the goals important, but what you become in order to achieve that goal is amazing and that’s the key. It’s the knowledge you acquire along the way. The skills and the habits you develop that wont just help here and now, you will carry that with your for a lifetime, in everything you do and they will pay dividends over and over gain in all walks of life.
So, here’s to starting!
Say Hi to your family, tell them you love them…and for now, it’s good night jonboi.
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