Words, Ideas, Stuff
Some ideas and thoughts, captured with the view to help you.
If you jump on any social platform you’ll soon be bombarded with messages that are confusing - one minute we’re told “hustle, hustle” so it's all about the grind, we see the posts that demand we “rise and grind”. Then the next message is championing “rest is best”, downtime is key, you need to calm yourself and be centred, and then be intentional with your actions. (NB: We encourage a balance of both! Its all about what’s right for YOU at that point in time).
We then see more of the drive and amibition type posts such as: “good is the enemy of great” (coined from the business leader Jim Collins) and “aim high!” “shoot for the stars”.
Ultimately the messages are all about focusing on the big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG), the pinnacle, the top of the mountain, making the dream your reality blahdeblah. All of this is important, you absolutely need to know what ‘success’ looks like for you.
But this ‘perfect’ end state, can be motivating or it can be crippling. When we have an ideal state or outcome in mind, one that is huge and important and we are really invested in getting there, for some of us that's really motivating. But for others, it's also really intimidating, it's almost seems out of our reach, it seems too much and hard to know where to start.
That’s where this post from James Clear is a great read. We can get stuck with this inspirational, aspirational goal, stuck on making it a reality, making it perfect and so damn good. So we create pressure that every step also needs to be perfect and damn good too. He reminds us that actually, that can cause us to stall, or procrastinate.
"Obsessing about the ultimate strategy or the ultimate diet or the ultimate golf club
Please always take action, step forward, do something it can be ugly, messy, awkward and that's okay because an imperfect start is awesome, because it's a start!
You can read James’ full post here.