Deciding to take one course of action means cutting off all other courses.
This leads to a fear of commitment in a lot of us. Especially for big decisions.
A lot of people email me asking for advice on where to start. They have so many things they’d like to do with their lives, but they just need to have a perfect plan in place before they decide to get moving.
There is no perfect plan for life.
We each make our own path as we go.
Sure, we can plan out a few steps ahead, but we need to constantly change course as the world changes around us. Taking action to learn and grow as a person will also change your outlook, which will change your course even more.
So waiting for a perfect path to show itself before you decide to take your first step will lead to a pretty boring life.
Telling yourself that you’ll get moving once you’re absolutely sure where you want to go guarantees that you’ll stay right where you are.
That is, at least, until something happens that forces you to move… usually in a direction you didn’t want to go.
So, the advice I always give to people who feel overwhelmed about where to start on their personal development path is this:
Just pick one thing and get started.
You can just forget about all those other things for now. You can get to them later, if you still even want to.
What’s important is that you keep moving forward. There’s magic in commitment. By choosing the one thing that is most important to you now, and deciding to stick with that one thing, you’ll start building momentum. And forward momentum will create more opportunities than you’d ever though possible if you hadn’t started out in the first place. Simply moving will create within you more motivation and inspiration to keep going.
- The world will change as you go.
- You will change as you go.
- You can always make new decisions if you find yourself feeling like you’ve strayed from your own, unique path.
And if you feel like you need a more serious boost of decision making power I highly recommend my Confident Decision Maker subliminal session.