24 January 2018

Take the first step

Sometimes we’re like a rabbit caught in the headlights. We have a bright new idea, a new direction we want to head in, or … But lots of us choke at the very first stage. 

I’ve done this so many times. There’s a million different paths that we can go down, the todo list is off the page, and don’t even get me started on that evil little voice inside your head that starts making you consider what other people might think. It’s overwhelming, and oftentimes we give up before even starting. 

But please don’t. Please fight the urge to stop before you’ve even begun. The trick is to take action. I’m not talking about Tony Robbins-style massive action. Something small will suffice. Find one thing that you can do that will take you one step closer to where you want to me. Maybe that’s picking up the phone and making a single phone call. Perhaps it’s drawing up a design and showing it to a close friend. Or maybe it’s updating your CV and applying for just one job. Just do the smallest possible thing to spur your into action. Breaking the problem down like this will make it much more digestible, and hence, easier to stick with it. 

The world needs you to go forth and fulfil your dreams and desires. More important, you need to. As do I. 

by Nino Rosella