If you're having trouble starting a task, project, business, or anything else that's important to you, you're not alone. Heck, it took me a whole year to start Your Shitastic Life™.
To get you in the right head space, I have a couple of tips for you.
First, I'd like to say that you need to identify why you haven't started yet. Is it fear? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea? Do you have a lack of motivation?
All of these are valid reasons, but my alter ego calls bullsh*t. You have to get over it. I'm sorry, but you have to choose:
Stagnancy or growth?
Do you want it or don't you?
If you choose growth and you say, "Yes I want to do it!", here's what you can do to get out of your starting line jitters.
Start whatever it is by linking it to a bigger goal. Find your why.
I started Your Shitastic Life™ because I wanted to help other people get through ridiculously challenging situations, just as I have.
I believe people have the strength to overcome the toughest obstacles, and they have a superhero in them that's dying to come out.
Having your bigger goal in mind helps you put your B.S. aside because there's a greater purpose, and you're not here to lose. You're here to kick ass and win.
Next, just because you have a big goal doesn't mean you have to rush in all at once. Slow down! Take baby steps.
If you want to start a business so that you can create a path to become self-sufficient, pursue your passion, or live a freer life, start doing your research.
Maybe you want to begin an exercise regimen, but you're suffering from a lack of motivation. You don't have to go out and join a gym or work out 5 days a week. Commit to one day a week for 30 minutes by taking a stroll around the block. Go sit in a yoga class as a guest. Watch the class and when it's over, mingle.
Watching and mingling with other people who are doing what you want to do may spark some motivation. However you decide to approach it, you have to make a move.
Finally, if your reason for not getting started is financially related, that's no excuse. I know it costs money to run a business, but I'm the queen of starting with $0 so you can't fool me.
There are plenty of tasks you can complete that won't cost money. Start reaching out to people who have built businesses and start a conversation to pick their brain.
Have you written a business plan? It doesn't have to be a knock-out formal business plan. Just get your ideas on paper!
Action: You can start today. Starting will only lead you to do the next thing and the next. Each task you complete will motivate you to keep going.
This morning's chat was a bit long, but I hope it helps someone out there. And let me know what you're planning to do. I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wanauma Graham is the founder of BossFreeMedia.com, a hub for self-development content for women entrepreneurs. Wanauma’s books include Totally Unstoppable, Her Mark and a collection of journals and planners.