“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”-Ecclesiastes 11:4
As the end of 2016 is fast approaching, I’ve started thinking of the goals that I’ve been sitting on as I wait for the perfect moment to get busy! This blog, for example, has been in the back of my mind for months but every time I wanted to get started I was paralyzed with fear and over analyzation.
“I don’t know how to run a blog”
“I need to do MORE research”
“I’ll wait until the new year to get started.”
Do these excuses sound familiar to any of you?
Have you ever feel like you need to have all of your ducks in a row before taking the first step? This my friend is a jedi-mind trick which keeps us stagnant day after day, month after month and year after year.
Studying successful people has made me realize that they get ahead by learning and then taking massive action. They don’t sit around overanalyzing the many ways things could wrong. They get started with the information they know and continue to grow and evolve on their journey. We see the finished product of them taking the initial step of faith which can give the false perception that they “had it all together when they started.”
Good things come to those who wait, greater things come to those who are willing to work for it- unknown
So how can we finally get some traction going and make progress even when we don’t have everything figured out?
These are my steps for working through uncertainty and accomplishing your goals:
1.) Believe you can achieve.
You have to actually have faith that you can achieve whatever the goal is at hand. If you want to lose 20lbs in 6 months but deep down don’t really believe you could ever do it, it is highly unlikely that you will accomplish your goal. Take inventory of limiting beliefs and work on replacing them by having faith in yourself.
This was the biggest step for me! I had to tell myself over and over that the only limit to my success is myself not lack of knowledge, money or time.
2.) Find out what steps are necessary to accomplish your goal.
So what does it actually take to accomplish your goal? Take inventory of all the steps you know are standing in between you and your accomplishment and write them all out. Research any steps you are unsure about but be sure not to stay in research mode for too long. Getting things steps in order and written out sets you up for success and actually makes the goal seem “do-able”.
3. Schedule time to complete these tasks.
I have learned the hard way that if I do not actually schedule the tasks they won’t get done as quickly as I had hoped. If we want to get serious about tackling our goal it is best to try and make consistent progress towards it. Scheduling in time for working on our goals is a great way to create consistency. This creates a snowball effect as each win continues to build on the next one. Before you know it you are charging full force and making progress. Go girl!
4.)Don’t beat yourself up.
If you encounter a roadblock, do not be discouraged. In fact you can expect challenges as you charter on to new territory. These will only make you stronger and more equipped to accomplish your goal. You can do this!
What goals are you currently trying to accomplish?