Whether you want to start a new business, develop an existing one, begin a project or start a new enterprise the time comes when you bring the idea from imagination into reality.
But what often stops people from moving forward is the extent of what they want to do.
Their big dream seems too big that it stops them from starting.
To get round this you can break the massive goal up into tiny pieces. The tiniest you can think of. This way you’ll never feel overwhelmed or stressed by the enormity of what you want to achieve.
This is based on the idea of kaizen, which is a concept meaning incremental and constant change.
The idea is simple; aim for small easily-achievable steps that every day get you closer to the big dream.
By splitting up your journey this way it means the pressure is taken off the huge seemingly ‘impossible’ dream and you can instead work on the next step, the next marker. I’d even go as far as say put the end result out of your head as much as possible.
Let the next step be ALL you focus on.
Another useful idea is to set deadlines. Know what you need to do, and more importantly, when you need to do it by. It sounds simple, but most people never set themselves clear markers on their path to success. But the ones who make it, do.
Work out what you need to do each day and do it. It only has to be small tasks but small tasks lead to huge creations and every step is a step closer.
Having a clear timeline with steps along the way lets you know you are always moving towards the finish line of creation. It allows you to take action daily, filtering all your thoughts and ideas succinctly into a systematic plan. You’ll know everything is being taken care of and you just simply have to concentrate on each tiny step at a time.
Yet what is just as important as all these strategies and ideas is that you do it from a place of connection and, dare I say it, fun.
Because whilst clarity, commitment, focus, dedication, determination and confidence are all imperative to getting your idea into the world, it should always be enjoyable and from your heart.
Success doesn’t have to be a constant unrelenting struggle.
If it is you’re doing it wrong!
You see the success myth says that we have to push ourselves. To work hard, to struggle and ‘hustle’, to tirelessly endure stress and pain. And then, maybe, if we’re lucky, we might get there.
But where is there? And once we get there will everything be sunshine, rainbows and swimming pools filled with dollar bills and happiness?
Because the thing is, there is never better than here. And what you are right now is perfect.
Its really nothing but a false ideal we’ve been conditioned to accept; that struggle and stress equals success/happiness. But isn’t another word for struggle and stress unhappiness? So how did we get to the situation where we think unhappiness can equal happiness?
To me its pretty clear to see that this old way of seeing things has us on a road to nowhere.
Instead: Slow down.
I know it to be true that when you’re calmer and more relaxed everything comes a lot easier.
Ask yourself; did you ever get any good new ideas, or solve any problems when you were stressed, stuck in your head and anxious?
Or, did you get your best ideas when you were calm, clear-headed and relaxed. Perhaps in the shower or when you were our walking?
Trust that when your head is clear of thoughts this isn’t you not trying, this is the EXACTLY right conditions to allow new insights and ideas to flow.
With this new understanding you free yourself up to fully connect with your creative energy and inspiration so you can start to bring your business or project into the world in a way that side-steps stress and overwhelm…
This is an extract from my book; Get Unstuck, Get Started. You can get a free copy by CLICKING HERE