As recommended in yesterday’s post, you took the time to pull out the ideas generated from last week’s topic about Motivation. You looked at what you’d written and now you see a pattern or a common thread. You realized that all along you’ve been interested in this topic and all along, in subtle ways, you may have been pursuing it, even if only in your daydreams.
You’re excited, and you have dreams and plans…but you just can’t seem to start.
Maybe you’ve told yourself that the timing isn’t right, or you have too much on your plate right now, or when you have more money….
These seemingly practical reasons are nothing more than fear dressing itself up in a disguise that’s designed to keep you in your comfort zone.
The key to overcoming this, the key to starting, is to start–to take action.
Yesterday’s post urged you to choose one of your wild and crazy ideas to begin working on. Yes it’s big. Yes it’s overwhelming. Yes it’s scary. But the more you stand there staring at it and trembling and shivering, the more you will shake and quaver.
The best thing is to find a piece of the whole that seems like it’d be fun and/or easy. Start with that. Break it into small doable pieces. Choose a piece and do it.
When you’ve completed that little piece, make sure you reward yourself! This is incredibly important! Acknowledge the fact that it was hard and scary. Also acknowledge that you took a little step anyway and, surprise!, it wasn’t that bad after all!
Then choose another little piece and do that. Remember the reward! Then repeat this sequence to keep yourself going.
You can co it; I know you can.
Let me know how it’s going for you. Thanks!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,