[vc_row][vc_column][dt_fancy_title title=”jabrilfaraj.com” title_align=”left” title_size=”small”][vc_column_text]Why does it seem like we are always waiting for the perfect time to make a move?
We will have a vision for our life and goals to accomplish, but then create the ideal (perfect) circumstances that must happen before we start. I know in my life, I was so guilty of this. I was the Queen of Procrastination. And I would have the most random and ridiculous excuses to justify it:
“Once I get my finances in order, my credit straight, win the lottery and the sun shines for 10 days straight without setting, I will think about starting my business.”
“I can’t start this organization now! I must wait until I finish my 2 degrees to do so.”
Or a more common one: “I will wait until Monday to start working out. I am going out to eat this weekend at my favorite restaurant, and well, you know how that goes.”
So many dreams have fallen by the wayside because in my mind it was never the right time. This is the mindset that kills dreams.
We are always looking ahead to make big moves and for many people, that day never comes. We have a false belief that life is in our control and that our circumstances (our mundane life) will remain as our daily routine currently dictates. And that as long as we can get this together, then we can make X,Y, or Z move. We fail to realize that life is all about change and something will always come up. Business owners understand this philosophy that something will always come up so the time to do something is now. This is how you develop strength and character. Adopting a do it now attitude will separate you from the pack. How many people do you know that are always “finna do something?” How many of those people that talk the talk actually do it and see it through? I think another reason is because we vastly underestimate ourselves and our current potential. We see our future selves as having more knowledge and more will power to accomplish the goals we have now. This is false. You are absolutely capable of at the very least starting on your dreams. Each day taking it step by step.
So if you have goals to accomplish how does one seize the moment and do what needs to be done? How do you muster up the energy, discipline and motivation to reach for the dreams on your heart?
1. Practice acting on those thoughts that get you closer to your goal and immediately.
I previously watched a Ted Talk and the speaker suggested that from the time of having a thought and the time of action should take about 5 seconds. Wait, wait?! Yes, 5 seconds. This trains you to be a “Do it now, ” person. Most successful people have this embedded in them, hence the reason they are successful.
2. Keep your goals visible.
You don’t need anything fancy here besides paper, pencil and tape. Write your goals down and make them visible for you to refer to everyday, especially when you feel discouraged.
3. Create daily to-do lists.
I swear by this. To do lists break down major projects into smaller ones. It helps you to not overwhelm yourself and keeps you productive. Even if the tasks are little, they are still steps to get you to your goals.
4. Get your rest.
A well rested woman is unstoppable. Getting adequate rest helps you to focus more and to be ready to go in the morning.
In accomplishing our dreams, always remember that the road will not be perfect nor will you have the perfect set of circumstances. The time is going to pass anyway. We might as well let it pass doing the things we love.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]