Have you ever had one of those moments where you just sit and think about all the things you desired to do but never did? I have been having a lot of those moments lately, just sitting and thinking about the time I used to be a great planner but a bad doer. However, I grew out of that habit and took charge of my life and now I am becoming a better doer with minor and less regrets 🙂
Everyone has goals in life, either short or long term and those can bring so much joy if achieved :). I have realized that often times we set goals, jot them down and even paste them on the wall as part of our vision. We get so excited about them, we draft a great plan and everything becomes so clear and sound.
BUT! What about having to actually take that first step towards achieving those goals? I have come to the realization that starting can be the most difficult thing to do. We can have a great plan, constructed clearly in our minds or on paper but fail to put it to action.
Why is that so? Is it because we like the idea of seeing the outcome of a goal in our mind? is it because we are lazy? do we not like the idea of putting in the work? So many people died with great ideas that could change the world and the only person that stopped them is themselves by “Not starting”!
Starting is very important! Imagine getting inside a car to drive to a destination, you have to start the ignition, even if you are not sure to reach your destination or you are not certain that the car will get you there, the first and most important thing to do is to start! Start the car!
The question is, why do we often take time to start? AGAIN, Are we scares of failure? Do we not like the idea of starting small? Are we scared of judgment from other people? maybe we are, but then are we not afraid of facing REGRETS if we do not start?
“Regret” this is a disease that many of us live with on a daily basis. There is not bitter feeling than regretting “an opportunity” that you can never receive again. So by us not taking the power to start does that mean we are signing up for later regret in life? Perhaps so!
Think about all the things that you have ever wanted to do, opportunities that you let pass by, great ideas that you had but let go, skills that you wanted to learn but never did, a business that you wanted to start but never did, a song that you wanted to write but never did, a question that you wanted to ask, a call that you wanted to make, an email that you wanted to write, a job that you wanted to apply for, a fitness journey that you wanted to embark on. Ask yourself this question? Had I started then, how far could I have gotten now?
Avoid starting a chapter of regrets in your life, give yourself a fair chance, START, do not think about the outcome, Just start!!