Today is the start of the New Year and many people make resolutions to improve their lives. And a good number of those people will place a start date on some of those resolutions. Some may have a good reason why but others will not. If you are part of the latter group then I’m here to tell you to just start! Just start doing what you want to do to change your life for the better.
Why You Should Just Start
Now I don’t want you to rush into a decision without thinking it through because that can be dangerous or foolhardy. However, I don’t want you to psych yourself out of making a lifestyle change because you keep thinking of “what ifs.”
These “what ifs” will stop you from living, frankly. I know people who have great aspirations or ambitions and could accomplish them if they would only try. Yet, they don’t because they are stuck in the “what if” cycle.
“What if I fail?”
“I could lose my money. What if that happens?”
“My family and friends could disagree with my decision. What if that happens? How could I face them?”
Yes, you could fail, lose money, or your family and friends could disagree with your decision. However, you could also succeed, or make a profit, or your family and friends are excited for your new journey. You won’t know until you try.
So How Can You Just Start?
The easiest way to just start with whatever goal you want to accomplish is to just do it.
When I wanted to open my ecommerce business I looked online to see what steps I need to take to create a business in my state. Then I made a checklist and started. Yes, it’s that easy.
If you want to lose weight then you know you have to stop eating certain foods and start exercising.
Maybe you want to go back to school to continue your education? Then go online and find out what you need to do to apply and get started.
Looking for love? The only way to find him or her is to just start and put yourself out there.
What To Do When You Run Into Problems
Did I get you all amped up and ready to go? All right! Now I want to give you a tip or two of what to do when you run into problems.
The first thing is to not panic and go into “fix it mode.” This mode is when you look for a solution. It’s always OK to tell a person “I don’t know but I’ll find out” while you search for a fix. Most people will accept that because they want someone else to do the “heavy-lifting” of finding a solution.
The final thing to do is not let the problem depress you. It does you no good to allow the issue to stop you from doing what you need to do. Finally, you have to accept that life happens and those obstacles will make you a stronger person.
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