To make something happen we have to start. We may not feel ready, we may feel underprepared and scared. But sooner or later we have to act. In our home life or at work at some point we have to make a move.
I’ve drawn on the latest scientific research about how our minds work and studied the old gems like Susan Jeffers “feel the fear and do it anyway”. All of these inform the courses and coaching I offer, including my workshops on Resilience and Wellbeing.
Which are you – a perfectionist or procrastinator?
You may have dreamed big, talked to others to get their advice, been open-minded and created a great plan of action. Then you stall. Anxiety about getting it right takes over. Maybe you see your self as a perfectionist or a procrastinator.
Whatever it is that you want to do: a new project at work, reorganising the staff team, writing an article for a newsletter or broaching a difficult subject with your teenage daughter. There will be a point when no more planning, talking or thinking will improve things.
It all comes full circle and we have to start again and again and again on all aspects of our work and lives. To get to where we want to be, we have start. At points when I have got stuck I have simply flipped a coin to help me jump start. Tails: I re-read this blog one more time before I send it, heads: I send it now. Ready or not…. Heads here it comes.
- Stop what you are doing
- Start something new
- Flip a coin to decide what and when
Get comfortable with following through.
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