What stops us from getting started? Is it the fear of imperfection? Or the the feeling that the task is way over our heads?
As we progress in our careers or life in general, we are pulled out of our comfort zones by being asked to do things we have never even thought of doing before. SCARY!
We have choices to make. When these situations present themselves to us we can either let doubt take over and paralyze us or we can rise to the occasion and see it as an opportunity. I believe most of us would like to choose the latter. But how do we get there?
Realizing whatever we’re being asked to do isn’t as big as we think it is
There have been so many times I’ve put off tasks thinking they were going to take so much time and energy out of me. The truth is putting the task off has always been more draining than if I were to be proactive and just do the thing!
Changing our perspective on the situation
Choosing a different path
Are you putting this thing off because it doesn’t feel right? Are you getting advice from others that doesn’t align? Play out different scenarios in your head. Which one feels the best? At the end of the day you need to pick the choice that feels right for you even if it’s not what others are encouraging you to do.
Taking it one step at a time
Often times these big projects and decisions take time to make. Go with the flow and remember not everything needs an answer right at this moment. Let it unfold. Gather more information. Be gentle with yourself.
Do you have any helpful techniques for approaching big projects and life decisions? I would love to hear them!
Thanks for reading 🙂