Do you have certain goals and ambitions but haven’t quite managed to achieve them yet? Do you get stuck in wondering how on earth you will get there so you never quite get started?
Perhaps you need to know every step in the journey before you’ll take any action at all?
That’s how we get stuck exactly where we are, with no idea how to move forward.
What if I said there are infinite ways you can achieve any goal?
The trouble is, you’re not always able to see them straight away.
We can waste precious energy and time trying to work out every single step along the way.
But we can’t possibly know what will present itself after we’ve taken the first step and every step after that. Each step can take us in a slightly different direction that we hadn’t even thought of yet.
Taking one small step forward will create the momentum you need to push you further.
Ask yourself, ”Why do I want to get there?”, rather than asking yourself, “How will I get there?”
This is a much more powerful question and when we understand why we want it, we become far more motivated to achieve it.
So what can you do? Firstly, get clear about these 3 things:
- Why you want it. If you don’t really want something or you’re not clear on why you want it, then you’ll have no motivation to achieve it. Ask yourself if your goal excites you?
- What you will gain. Notice I said ‘you’. This is not about doing something to please someone else. Is this goal really yours? Or is someone else’s?
- What you’re willing to let go of in order to achieve your goal. When we shift into something new we will always lose a little bit of what we’ve left behind. But, will the rewards be greater?
Then take just one step. Any step. And be willing to take a ‘wrong’ step. But do take it!
Yes, there’s a risk involved.
But isn’t it a greater risk not to start at all?
After all, as Albert Einstein said, “the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”
That includes taking no action at all. Over and over again.
If what you’re currently doing isn’t getting you closer to your current goal, then isn’t it worth taking that risk and trying a new approach?
Remember: Start small and build from there.
P.S. What do you truly want but are not moving any closer to? Do something differently. You’ll get a different result. I promise.
P.P.S Reach out by email – I’d love to hear how you are getting on, or let me know if you’re struggling and need a little inspiration to make a start! firstname.lastname@example.org