The problem that people sometimes have with getting started is just that...getting started.
They are all about the planning process. They get things in order, they prepare a plan, they get themselves all set up for success, and then...
It's like the lawn mower that sits dormant all winter. We get it out for the first mow in the spring (okay, I don't but my husband does), and it doesn't start right away usually. It takes one, two, three, or maybe more pulls before the engine fires up and it's ready to go.
Sometimes we are that way with goals. We are excited about the thought of them. We like the preparation that goes into how we are going to accomplish what we want to do.
Why do we stall out with actually starting?
It's because the prep work is not the risk. Getting started is the risk, because once we get started there is no turning back. And that can be scary.
Because we can have either a fear of failure or a fear of success.
If we fail, then what happens? We reflect on what didn't go well, regroup, and move forward. The key is to not look back or dwell on the failure. Learn from it, use it to our advantage, and move on. It does no good to hang on to failure. It just blocks us from success.
If we succeed, what happens? There is no ending when we succeed with a goal. It just gives us a chance to move on to the next one. It's a cycle. We complete one journey and it moves into the next one. Again, we have to use success to our advantage. Rather than resting on our laurels, move on to the next goal to accomplish.
The key is to not get bogged down in the preparation. Write down a deadline for the prep work. That deadline is the end of that piece and also serves as the date for getting started.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.