“Just Start” They Say
This advice doesn't help unless you know what it looks like
Of course I want to start.
I just don’t know how.
I have a million ideas running around in my head.
About several projects.
What are you waiting for?
The stars to align?
Something like that.
I’m just waiting.
I would if it were so easy.
I know you have a project you want to complete, a skill you want to learn, or a habit you want to nail down. Maybe you have a few on this list. But for some reason it’s still on your list. You’ve made no progress. It’s been waiting there for a while. Maybe you started it, but can’t get back into it. People tell you to “Just start”. People ask what you’re waiting for. I don’t find this helpful, unless you know what Just Starting looks like.
I made a short class about this. It’s 22 minutes long. And it covers getting started. The basics are like this:
- State what you really really want to do. Like really really.
- Find your motive for wanting to do it.
- Only pursue something when you have a good motive. It helps in the long run.
- Get it all out on paper—every single thought, idea, worry, question, detail, connection. All out.
- Write down what needs to be done next.
- Give yourself an easily achievable period of time to work on your project per day. 10 minutes is fine.
- Schedule that time into your calendar.
- Think of ways to make it even easier.
- Now start. The class expounds on the above, and includes 5 exercises to guide and prompt you. You’ll need a pen and paper.
I made this class to help you transition into someone who starts the things you really want to do. Important things, life-altering things, creative projects, and helpful habits.
Come check it out.