When was the last time you did something amazing? Seriously, think about it. When was the last time you set out to do something and did it. When was the last time you didn’t let doubt or fear cloud your judgement and you just went all in? What is it that you want to accomplish? What is it that you want to be? How come you are doing those things? What if you could start living your life and stop wasting it? Imagine the possibilities of simply asking yourself what you want out of life? Why is life happening to you and not for you? Why are you on the sidelines of your own adventure? It. Stops. Now.
First, make a list of all the things you want to accomplish in life. Get a big piece of paper and some colorful markers and start writing. Don’t worry about the order. Just write all the things that come to your mind. Don’t worry about how big or small those things are. If you need a haircut, then write hair cut on the list. If you want to see Australia, write that on the list. However big or small write it on the list.
Next, pick 5 things you can start working toward this month. Just 5 things. Then write down all the ways you can work toward those 5 things: maybe you need to make more money, maybe you need to stop looking at racing memes on the internet. Maybe you need to clean out your closet and sell some stuff. Whatever it is that you envision needs to be done, start doing it.
Then pick 1 thing to focus on this week. If you work toward accomplishing one thing per week, imagine the year you will have! If some items will take more than a week, slap together a few weeks in a row to work toward them. Do whatever is on your list, no matter what.
What happens when the fear sets in? Acknowledge it, thank it for coming to dinner, and then get on with your to do list. You can work with fear, but you don’t ignore it. It can be valuable to help you realize the potential you have, but it can be crippling as well. By acknowledging it, you are telling fear you recognize it, but you aren’t going to dance with it. It can stay at the party, but you don’t want to be friends.
If you have a checklist of things you need to do, you can start working to check them off your list. When you wander aimlessly and don’t have a plan, you’ll just continue to wander aimlessly. If your intention is to wander aimlessly, awesome. But most people feel alive when they have purpose and are accomplishing goals they set out for themselves. Start small and build your confidence in your ability to accomplish your dreams. When the going gets tough, ride the wave and try again.