If you can't start where you are, where then?
A very common problem I struggled long to overcome - with partial success - is the notion of 'I need THIS before I can do THAT'.
I don't know if you can identify with that, so maybe I'll give some examples:
- I want to learn to play keyboard. So I will need a keyboard/synthesizer and all before I can start
- I want to write a novel, so I need some better writing software, a bigger HD and more time.
- I want to give seminars, so I'll need to find a good location and attract clients. I need some marketing material, and I need a slick website.
All these things are commonly either hard to find, expensive or take time. In my perception, I can't do B before I have A. And as A is hard to come by, I don't start achieving B.
But they all have one thing in common: they are NOT dealstoppers!
- Want to make music? Take classes. Ask the neighbour if you can practice on his piano.
- Want to write? Use Pen & Paper!
- Want to give seminars? Start small. Use your livingroom and invite your friends!
Don't let your - percieved - prerequisites stop you!
One mantra I repeated to myself for a long time is this: "If I really want to do this, there are ways to do it RIGHT HERE AND NOW" - Everything else might just be an excuse...
Maybe another good way to break out of this kind of 'motivation block': Think "What part of the plan can be worked on NOW and HERE?" instead of "What do I need before I start?"
Thing is, if you don't start where you are, how are you going to get anywhere at all?
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