“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put it into action.” – Napoleon Hill
Yesterday we discussed how there is never a perfect moment to get started on a project because that perfect moment never comes. Today we are going to take things one step further and inject a little more urgency into working on our goals. The message today is that you don’t even have to be ready in order to get started. Yes you have to have a plan of action but you don’t have to have every last detail worked out before you get started. We all tend to over complicate things and endlessly working out details which need to be resolved before we take action is just another way of making things more complicated than they need be.
One of the main reasons you don’t have to be absolutely ready is that just getting started on a project can create a momentum and an urgency all of its own. This momentum will drive you forward and now that you are taking action, problems which once seemed impossible to resolve when it was just a theory suddenly have solutions. Soon you will be anticipating problems before they even arise and working out ways of dealing with them should they occur.
But what happens if you know that you need to take action but still can’t seem to get started? Well a great way of getting started is to make your plans public. Tell a trusted friend or family member what you plan to do and then get started right away. If you do this then it is important to choose someone who you trust and who is supportive of your project. You are using this person to help hold yourself accountable and to give you that extra push you need to take the action you know you need to take. That is another reason why it is important to surround yourself with positive people; these people will help you attain your goals while negative people will only serve to hold you back.
As your plan progresses ensure that you set deadlines along the way so that you can measure your success and chart your progress. Again feel free to share these intermittent goals with your friend or accountability partner to help ensure you stay on track.