The problem is we always think we have more time.
We always think there will be a tomorrow. We always think “I’ll get the chance to do that someday.” But the truth is, “someday” will never arrive unless you go and get it yourself.
What’s that one thing you’ve wanted to do for a long time?
Is it quitting your job? Is it traveling to Europe for a month? Is it leaving your toxic relationship? Is it starting a new hobby? Starting a book? Starting your own business?
Whatever it is –– just start.
Seriously, what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a sign, this is it, my friend!
So, how do you get started? Break it down into microsteps.
Think baby steps, but smaller. A lot smaller.
When we have a goal that we want to accomplish, sometimes the thought of everything we have to do in order to accomplish it is overwhelming, so instead of starting the tasks, we just procrastinate. And procrastinate… and procrastinate some more. By doing this, we’re letting life pass us by. Time is a non-refundable resource. Make sure you use it wisely.
The best way to work around procrastination is to break our tasks down into super small steps. Let’s say your goal is to write a book. You’ve told yourself you were going to write this book for years. But the thought of writing this book is so overwhelming, you haven’t even written the first page.
Let’s break it down into such small steps that they’d be literally impossible not to complete. Here’s how to get started:
- Walk over to your computer.
- Open your computer.
- Open up Word.
- Write one word.
- Write one sentence.
- Write one paragraph.
- Write one page.
- Write one chapter.
- Repeat until you’ve written a damn book.
- Give yourself a high five.
When we break down our huge goal into small, actionable tasks, it makes the whole thing seem a lot less scary and intimidating. It makes it exciting!
Plus, there’s nothing better than crossing off something on your to-do list. Am I right?
We only get one life, my friends. I want nothing more than to see us all chase our dreams and succeed. It’s our duty to do so. No one is going to do it for us.
Start today. Start now. Start small.