Start Where You Are!

It’s the New Year and if you’re like a lot of people, you may have committed to finally getting that thing (you know the thing I’m talking about) started and completed.

Maybe you’ve been stockpiling stuff/materials/info/ideas – whatever it is – until you’ve got …

… the right time,
… the right system,
… the right tools,
… the right conditions,
… the right way of doing it.

But you just don’t know how to get it started and done.

I have a solution that will motivate you to get that project going without all of the above conditions and, dare I say, obstacles.

Start fresh and stay current.

Yup. It’s that simple.

Think about it. Wouldn’t it make more sense to start from where you’re currently at and keep moving in a forward direction? The stuff is fresh. It’s manageable. It’s highly motivating to see some action on it.

It’s perfect in its imperfect approach.

The trouble with thinking you need to start at the beginning and work your way forward is you’ll always feel as if you’re trying to catch up. Yes, technically, you are working your way forward, but as the new stuff comes in – and it always does – it’s just being added to the growing pile.

It’s like taking two steps forward and one step back. Eventually you’ll get there but it’s gonna take a looooooong time and you won’t feel as if you’re ever on top of it.

You’ll always have this sense of …

… overwhelm,
… never feeling caught up,
… defeated.

How motivating is that?

Don’t worry about getting the system perfect before beginning the task either. Just start simple and begin doing it. Trust that it will come together as you work with it by adjusting and tweaking it along the way.

Bit by bit and little by little you can integrate the old stuff into the system. But the key here is to always ensure you are staying current and moving forward.

A not-so-perfect plan executed results in getting something done, and it’s better than a perfect plan that’s still unexecuted at the perfection stage.

Use this strategy on just about anything you’ve been holding back on starting. It’s simple and it works!!

Start where you are … get more done!

 

Care to comment? I’d love to hear your thoughts …

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.

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