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Can't Get Started? You Might Want To Consider If Your Dreams Have Got Too Big
Mel Robbins has a useful piece of advice on the age-old problem of procrastination which is well worth considering.
You feel the pressure building. You know it's something you need to do and you keep putting it to one side, finding other things more interesting / exciting / easy to do instead.
But this niggling concern that had been safely tucked away at the back of your mind is now beginning to morph into a rising feeling of panic.
It's the thing you know you should do - but aren't doing.
Mel Robbins has a really useful piece of advice on this age-old problem of procrastination which is well worth considering.
While we might thinking shooting for the stars is the best way to go when it comes to our Big Ideas, actually thinking too big, being overly ambitious, can be the very thing that paralyses us in the first place, she says.
Step Back, Chill Out & Prepare To Walk Away
We get overwhelmed, as there is far too much riding on this and way too much to think about - so it's not surprising that that is all we end up doing.
Instead, she says, we need to scale it down - radically.
Recognize Rome was not built in a day.
Second, we need to adopt a mentality of "I'm just going to try this out for size" and be willing to leave it there. Accept this thing might not go anywhere and make your peace with that.
But crucially, the key thing to remember about this Grand Plan is we might not even like it when we actually do it.
So before we waste any more time avoiding beginning this life-long goal we've given ourselves, we need to see if we have actually chosen the right one.
And all that might take is a week - not a life-time - which is a lot easier to get our heads around.