what to do when you’re having trouble starting

You’ve certainly faced a task or situation that you’ve routinely put off and failed to get started. Something that seems so daunting that you’re actually paralyzed and unable to even get started.

It’s easy to conflate this with a lack of motivation, but really it’s a lack of clarity.

In these situations, it’s almost always the case that we’ve simply left undefined the steps for taking action. We’ve failed to create a plan and break the situation down into smaller, more discrete steps that are easy to start.

What are the components of the situation? What are the milestones and what are potential obstacles?

The smaller you can break things down, the easier it is to shift into mechanical mode and take the steps necessary to completion.


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