This episode is all about the challenge of getting started. Have you ever heard this question: you want to do what? Are you crazy? Some of you might have been asked this by a stranger, friend, coworker, spouse, or a child…and honestly, as parents, who hasn’t asked their child that question?!
There are moments when that question needs to be asked: if you are about to go in for heart surgery…by a foot doctor…yeah, that’s a good time to ask the question! Most of the time, that question comes from one quite a bit closer to the situation: you! When you start innovating, dreaming, and just generally get creative, these questions and feelings can almost overtake and drown any momentum you have built. Steven Pressfield in the War of Art calls this resistance. I call it your laundry list of reasons to not get things done. We feel like imposters; like we don’t have the required credibility or experience.
Here are four steps to help you establish momentum:
1) Get out the map and plot your destination
2) Get started on the journey
3) Take risks, be vulnerable and authentic
4) Figure out where you need to grow
Now hear this: I want to say it kind of like a herald: HEAR YE HEAR YE!!! Listen closely and don’t miss this. If you only hear one thing that I say on this podcast today, hear this: YOU ARE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO CAN HELP PEOPLE, SO DO IT!!!
So, you know what that means: now you have to go do it, write it, say it – and here’s my challenge: give it a try and tell me about your results.
Great quotes from this episode:
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there!” – Lewis Carroll
“When are you going to give yourself permission not to be perfect? The weight of perfection is crushing!” – Woodly Zacek
“There is no perfect person or authority. You have unique, specialized knowledge and no one will do it, write or say it, the way you will.” – Val Brown
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