A couple of days ago, my mind wondered back to being a child and what made things so much simpler.
I thought about all the things I had achieved then both great and small and one thing that I remember not doing is thinking. I just did.
I didn’t think about whether or not I’ll be good at cartwheels, I just did it until I was.
I didn’t think about whether or not I was a good reader, my hand shot up when asked for a volunteer and over time I got better.
I didn’t think about if I’d be good at 100m, I just ran on the tracks until I was faster.
I didn’t think I was stupid, I just applied myself until I improved.
As children (preteens, because teenagers are hormonal aka crazy) we didn’t sit there and ruminate over all the things that could go wrong like we do now. We spent more time doing things, getting it wrong and doing it again until we got it right or became better.
Which brings me to my point, many of us cancel on a dream without having attempted it. Did you hear me? Without having attempted it.
One more time for effect…
Do you know how crazy that is? You haven’t tried it, but you have convinced yourself it won’t work. Maybe in your case it’s that you are doing ‘things’ but the truth is you don’t really believe it will happen so you half arse it.
You miss 100% of shots that you don’t take and you can’t half arse anything!
And yes I’m absolutely guilty of this.
We need to revert back to that childlike attitude or better still evolve into mind-set that removes limitations.
So before you go cancelling on your dreams that you’ve not even worked on yet or doubting them, do it and keep doing it again and again and again and again.
The success I have experienced didn’t magically appear, it came from taking repeated action. I had to do the work, there’s absolutely no other way around it than to do it.
Humour me, the next thing your mind thinks of doing, use the immediate 5 minutes that follows to put something into action. Its harder to stop something you have already started…right?