“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going.” – Forrest Gump
In many situations, when we want to make a change, the best thing to do is to get started.
Not to plan.
Yes, it’s good to have a vague idea of where you are going. But you don’t need to have a detailed plan.
Because you will end up doing only that and not making any progress on your goals.
Plus, we live in an ever-changing universe, which changes we have very little control over.
Not to mention that we can’t see the whole path before walking it. So it’s useless to plan each step.
The best advice I can give to overcome your resistance to get started is this:
- Identify the next little thing you can do to make progress
- Count down to 3
- Take action.
Then it’s all a matter of keeping your momentum.
Like Forrest, keep running until you reach the ocean.