Committing to big goals is hard.
When it comes to taking the first step towards the desired destination, people often experience difficulties with staying determined and consistent.
And it’s no wonder why.
Putting the hard work off is the common facet of human’s nature.
We all are desperately bad at committing to the activities that require a major effort, time, and talent. We can hardly fight procrastination and get down to work. We are more likely to settle down for less than doing something that’s far beyond our comfort zone.
People are willing to achieve major wins. However, they appear to be reluctant when it comes to taking action.
Ultimately, people seldom achieve the things they want to accomplish. Because, once again, committing to big goals is hard…
When the finish line is not visible and the scope of the project is difficult to estimate, the desire to take action gradually vanishes. Meanwhile, the severe procrastination comes into play.
The bad news is that it’s impossible to avoid.
The good news is that you can experience a breakthrough and achieve your goals faster if you adopt a new mindset.
Embrace the truth. You can achieve anything you want. The only obstacles on your way to success are your laziness, reluctance, and the lack of discipline. And last but not least is your propensity to put the things off.
Every time you postpone the beginning of the journey, you automatically postpone the arrival to the desired destination. No doubt, you might still arrive at it one day. However, it’s going to happen much later. Put another way, by putting the realization of your dreams off for “someday”, you deliberately make the journey last longer.
After all, the secret to achieving your goals and enjoy the results of your fruitful work faster is ridiculously simple: start now.
However, this might not sound convincing enough. “Start now” is not something that can break your habit of procrastinating and make you get going on the projects you’ve been putting off over the last few years.
This is true…until you go deeper and observe this rule from a different angle.
Everything worth doing is going to be neither easy nor fast.
If you dream big, be ready to act big as well.
Every ambitious goal is going to take time. It will require sleepless nights, countless attempts, and embarrassing failures. You’ll have to deal with frustration, ridicule, and the strong desire to quit… You’ll have to put more effort and spend more time to take your accomplishments to the next level.
After all, it’s all about the hard work. And, it turns out, this is the only key to success.
There is no substitute for hard work, so stop looking for one.
However, the point is that your goals are not likely to become easier to attain if you decide to get back to them later.
Don’t try to convince yourself that your ideas are going to become more feasible one day because the multiple factors that influence your success will likely become more favorable.
Stop looking for the perfect moment. The best time is now.
No one requires you to master the difficult skills and become a champion over night. You can take your time to gather the pace. You can take your time to approach the desired destination with the baby steps.
It’s fine to be slow. Slow is better than stagnant.
After all, the only thing you need to care about is a consistent headway.
The slow progress is better than no progress.
No matter what your goal you pursue, everything starts with the small step — the bold decision to start.
What’s your #1 goal today?
To start a business? To write a book? To lose 10 pounds? To learn a foreign language? To launch a Kickstarter campaign? To get your article featured on Forbes? To run a mile in under 5 min?
It’s still all about your decision to start now. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll arrive at the desired destination. The sooner you start the sooner you’ll enjoy the results of your fruitful work.
However, if you don’t, very soon you’ll find yourself regretting about wasted time and missed opportunities.
A year from now you may wish you had started today — Karen Lamb
Break down your huge goal into manageable chunks and commit to small consistent steps. Commit to 0.1% growth.
Show up every day.
Do one thing that takes you closer to what you want to accomplish.
Learn one thing that improves your expertise in a certain field.
Improve one skill that matters most.
Overcome one issue that holds you back.
Take one step in the right direction.
Keep up the pace.
One year from now you’ll be surprised how close you’ve managed to get to your goal or how fast you’ve managed to achieve it.