I have had two ideas rattling around in my head for the past few weeks. And I really want to give them a go.
But I am terrified. I have moments in the day that where I ask myself why on earth I would want to take myself out of my comfort zone to even attempt either of these ventures, and other moments where I know that I should take the leap as the businesses would benefit others too.
And then I stumbled on Courtney Carver's article in the Om Yoga magazine titled:
Go for it : 5 ways to make anything easier.
1. Start Sooner.
The more thinking you do, the more time you have to identify all the reasons not to move forward.
I read something else the other day too that said "The most successful projects arise from having a good idea and not quite enough time." Too true. Procrastination is not helping me here.
2. Fake it.
You don't have to know everything to get started. When you stop being afraid of making mistakes, everything is easier.
3. Ask for help.
There is someone out there who can help you start the thing you think is hard. Connect with them. Ask them for help. If they don't want to help you, ask someone else.
4. Don't measure success on the end result.
Your new habit, idea or project does not live or die based on the final result.
I'm not sure I quite understand what she means here. But I'm going to interpret it as, even if I the final result isn't what I dream or envision, what I learn in the process will be beneficial in itself.
5. Let go.
Let go of your need to have everything just right and forget about how a similar journey as for someone else. You are not them. You are you and who you are and what you do. have or desire cannot be compared.
Ok, enough procrastination, I'm off to put my business plans in place.
Do you have any tips to add?
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