No one successful was “ready”; it’s a myth. Start taking small steps that lead to bigger changes.
There seem to be many things we put off due to not feeling ready. Changing careers, travel, achieving any dream or goal really. Sometimes, taking action may truly not be possible. But time and time again, this is a façade. Achievement is all in your mindset. If you can tackle limiting beliefs, which you can, you’ll see situations with more clarity and potential.
It’s like when you have an idea – “Oh, someone should invent _____” “It would be great if someone changed _____” etc. When you realise that you are someone, this can break down some limiting beliefs. But that’s only the beginning. You can also dig into your reasons of “why not”. What are your reasons behind not working towards a goal? Ask yourself:
- Is my reason true?
- Is it truly relevant?
- Is this just an excuse?
- Is my reason stemming from a genuine place, or fear of the unknown?
- Is there something small I can do now that will lessen or eliminate this reason?
Once you’ve had a wake-up call or a spark of inspiration, things can really start moving. The thing about inspiration or an epiphany is that they don’t come from nowhere. They can and do strike unexpectedly, but you can often attribute them to an experience (or a string of happenings). Consciously searching for new information, learning, growth and experiencing new things is perfect way to attract inspiration.
When you’re inspired and open to a mindset of possibilities, the next step is to take action. Start writing notes, drawing, making plans, and talking about all of your ideas. It’s so important to get ideas down and out of your head. Keeping a record in moments of inspiration has saved many an otherwise lost idea. Sharing with others is a big way to make a plan feel real. That way people hold you accountable and sometimes provide support and further opportunity.
If you’ve been dreaming about starting a business and you have lots of ideas, that’s a good sign. If you feel passionate about it, it would basically be a sin to deprive yourself and the world of its manifestation.
Think about small yet practical steps that you can take. It’s the small steps that add up to bigger ones. I really believe there’s no one step that makes an achievement happen. It’s an accumulation.
If you feel that you have to be in a certain place before you’re ready to take action, how can you get to that place? Take it back a notch and find the baby steps that will get you to that place of readiness. From wherever you are, you can take small actions and come into a mindset of growth.
You’ve likely heard it before:
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel
– Steven Furtick
No one’s journey is so much easier than anyone else’s. You really don’t know what others have been through. When you make achievements, only you know the true work and struggle behind getting there. Keep things in perspective. Celebrate your hard work and the obstacles you overcame. This is what makes you different.