When I started writing, I didn’t set out to write a book.
I started writing because I had been through a traumatic experience and realised that mainstream beliefs and advice were not true.
I was beginning to connect and needed to get it out. At that time I was rambling my thoughts to friends. Writing helped to clear my mind.
Had I known then, I would have to do something with this knowledge – to share and help others – would I have started?
I didn’t realise it would be a marathon.
I didn’t realise I would have to deepen my commitment and strengthen the connection to myself.
I didn’t realise the depths I would have to go to or the pain I would face in being able to share this with others.
Steve Jobs says in his Standford commencement speech that we cannot connect the dots looking forward, only when we look back in time.
You might have no idea what you are capable of being or becoming. Perhaps like me you are in a bubble and can’t see the bigger picture. Perhaps, the opposite is true, you see quite clearly and it scares you to death.
So, you never start.
The cure is the same regardless of your situation.
You have take a step.
For some of my clients that one step, is getting out of the house after building a safe cocoon. For you it may be to book a class, read a book or write a plan.
Fear stops you taking that step.
You will come up with elaborate excuses and drama’s to keep you from doing that one thing.
If you focused continually on the next step, life would unfold naturally and simply.
Strangely, after the first step, it’s not so difficult anymore.
With each step, reaching your goal becomes easier.
You may be taken off track at times. Regardless, it is never too late to start. No-one is a lost cause.
Not sure what the next step is for you?
Ask yourself what you are afraid of doing? Fear is usually a good place to start.
Once you are clear, don’t think big picture, big plans or fantasy land.
Take one step.