Just Get Started
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen
Starting is usually the hardest part of achieving any goal. Whether you want to launch a blog, start a business, or lose weight, it’s easy to get hung up at the beginning. When facing any potential life change, people frequently overanalyze their situation to the point of paralysis. The person wanting to lose weight will get hung up on finding the perfect diet or the perfect gym or making time to exercise consistently five times per week. The person that wants to start a business will worry about designing the perfect website or launching the perfect advertising campaign. It’s healthy to feel some trepidation at the beginning of a new project or undertaking, but the key to success is turning your thoughts and ambitions into actions.
No project worth taking on will ever be perfectly planned or able to run without a hitch. You have no way of knowing what life with throw at you once you start pressing toward your goal, and if you try to anticipate and prepare for every setback, you will never start. The bumps along the road to success will teach you better ways to work and live and will make you a better person overall. Most people will attribute their analysis paralysis to a fear of failure, but you should also consider the opposite possibility: a fear of success. What if that website you build ends up being a huge success? Some people are just as afraid of getting what they want as they are of not getting what they want. Change can be scary, but if you can find the courage to get started, your experiences along the way will prepare you for the success and changes you will experience. You can do it if you just get started!