Goals can be super inspiring and can help create a life we absolutely love.
However, they can also be overwhelming to the point where we can’t move forward at all.
For example, you might want to…
∞ Start a blog.
∞ Declutter your whole house.
∞ Save X amount of dollars so you can travel to [insert awesome travel destination here].
∞ Run 2km without stopping.
But as soon as you get clear on your goal, you can become overwhelmed by everything you need to do to make it your reality.
The overwhelm keeps you stagnant.
You’re focusing on the end result (achieving the goal) and it just seems so far away.
And then, you start questioning if you can actually do what it takes to achieve it.
I have a solution for you… Action.
If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed or unmotivated by your goal, ask yourself:
∞ If you want to start a blog, choose a domain name.
∞ If you want to declutter your whole house, start with one drawer, one cupboard or one room.
∞ If you want to save money to travel, put all the coins you have into a money tin or open up a new savings account.
∞ If you want to be able to run 2km without stopping (but you can’t run at all), start by getting your runners on and going for a walk.
I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by your goals.
I had wanted to start a blog for such a long time before I actually did it.
I knew what I (really) wanted, but I wasn’t getting any closer to achieving it.
I was overwhelmed by everything I needed to do, so I wasn’t taking any action.
Then, I realised that it was never going to happen if I didn’t start taking any action towards it.
So I started taking small steps consistently towards my goal of starting a blog.
This helped me move forward — without the overwhelm — and eventually I started a blog, and have now been blogging for over 10 months.
This wouldn’t be my reality right now if I didn’t start taking any action.
When focusing on the end result (eg. starting a blog) we can easily get overwhelmed by everything that needs to happen to get there.
To eliminate the overwhelm we need to take the size out of it.
We can do this by breaking the goal down into manageable actionable steps.
Overwhelm becomes I can do this.
There’s so much to do becomes I’ll take it one step at a time.
Choose the path of least resistance and just do something (anything) that is going to help you move forward towards your goal.
Just keep taking those small steps, again and again.
You will find that by taking consistent action (no matter how small) you will start (and keep) moving forward.
And before you know it, that goal of yours — that once had you feeling overwhelming and stuck — will now be your reality.
And it will be because you took small steps towards it.
Because public accountability is awesome (and helps us get stuff done), declare in the comments below what action are you going to take today to help you move you closer toward your goal? And I’ll check in with you and see how you went.
Here’s to taking action and moving forward.
PS. Need some help moving towards what you want? I can help.
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