We've probably all been there at some stage, standing on the starting line wondering how on earth we'll get to the finish and getting discouraged as a result. This feeling then permeates other areas and it is easy to gently spiral downwards. We need to get going and start making inroads into achieving stuff again.
The tip is to work one brick at a time. Don't look at the wall needing to be built. Instead break it into small building blocks. I often ask the question 'what's your next smallest step?' as you set out towards your goal. It doesn't need to be anything big but stepping over the start line will give you the momentum whic feels good.
There are things to avoid that will help you in this process.
- Don't wait until you have all the information, particularly future-focussed predictions. You'll never become an oracle and even if you did the future will have changed by then. Go with what you know, adjusting if necessary as you see more facts appearing.
- Move quickly and put the second brick in place soon after the first. A series of achievements is even easier to notice and be inspired by.
- Say no more often than yes. Don't allow yourself to be too distracted from what you are building for yourself. there may be other appealing opportunities but how will they impact on your own goal.
- Tell someone you trust what you are aiming for and allow them to hold you accountable. Every time they question you it can help to put you back on track but it also gives you the chance to trumpet about the bricks that you have already laid.
New achievement, that you and others can easily acknowledge, will boost your mojo so get on with it today. Maybe the first step is as simple as getting in touch to enlist my help.