Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.Marilu Henner
Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream, a goal, a vision you hold for the future?
Maybe you want to be a published writer. Maybe you want to be a healer, or an architect, or a potter. Maybe you’d like to be lean and toned, or perhaps your dream is to travel through France one day, speaking fluent French and soaking up the lifestyle…
It doesn’t matter what it is – what matters is that you start. Don’t wait for things to be perfect. Start small, but most importantly just get started!
A simple start, a humble start, a start that feels small – possibly even insignificant – is going to be easier and more manageable than any kind of grand gesture.
I see many people fail to take off because they put too much effort into a grand gesture – a fancy website, an impressive logo, getting the perfect equipment or workspace, endlessly doing all of the courses and reading all of the books but never quite being ready to begin, talking things up, making things look good – and not enough effort into actually doing the thing.
If you want to be a healer, start. Maybe you need to do a course. Maybe you’ve done the course, and now you need to work with people. You don’t need fancy business cards and a room in a big wholistic clinic. Just start where you are. In your home. At a friend’s. Let it grow organically.
Do you really need to spend thousands of dollars on a new computer and all the latest software in order to write your best-selling first novel? Or to have an architecturally-designed work space with just the right aromatherapy blend for maximum Zen? Perhaps the kitchen table, an old computer, a notebook and a pen, and a good back-up system will work fine for now. I know people who have been so intimidated by their impressive home offices that the only way they could get work done was if they went to a café, or sat in the loungeroom in their pajamas, with the dog snoring away beside them.
No matter what your dream, a grand gesture is not needed.
In fact, that grand gesture may steal so much enthusiasm and momentum from you, or so overwhelm and intimidate you that you never really begin.
Almost every great business, every victory or success, started from humble beginnings. Don’t be afraid to start small. The only thing that matters is that you are brave enough to begin. The Universe inspired YOU for a reason. So why not start? Who knows where this might take you?
When you start small, there’s no pressure. Instead there is possibility, stretching far out in front of you…
I’m standing on the sideline, cheering you on. Love and hugs, Nicole xx