The one thing you can do to achieve anything15 Nov 2017
If you are someone that plans, designs and kicks goals, without getting stuck, stop reading. This is for those of us who have a little trouble getting started.
Let’s not beat around the bush here. The best way to getting anything done is to start.
That’s it. Story over. Full stop. Nothing more to say.
It’s easy to get caught up in technicalities, paralysed by the details and forever wondering how you are going to make this thing work long term. Whether it’s getting back into exercise or starting a compost, the first step is the same.
And worry about the details later as you improve.
"Nothing is going to work out perfectly first go anyway, no matter how much thought you put into it"
Get your exercise habit going by walking the dog, soon you can add in little bursts of running and a few yoga moves in the park. Doing it every day is going to be better than killing yourself once because you read about an athletes daily workout, was sore for a week and then not wanting to go there again because it hurt so much. Why not go now? Do you have 10mins?
Reducing your household waste by as much as 50% can seem a little daunting if you fuss about the science. Could it smell? Do I need to turn it? What can and can’t go in there and what sort of bin will I need? Instead, start by digging a hole in the garden or use an old bin with the bottom cut out. Leave meat, bread and cheese out and start throwing your veggie scraps in there instead of the bin. Mix in some dead leaves and tissue paper and you have a compost.
You will get there. Just begin. Create a habit and learn as you go.
It’s like the 5 second rule. If you have an idea that feels good, count backwards from 5 and do it. You only have 5 seconds to back out.
I think the hardest things in life are never as difficult as first imagined.
Make a start.
Paul Hellier - Founder
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