Admit it. There’s something you’ve been thinking about doing.
At first you were 110% committed. Nothing was going to stop you.
You had some doubts, but you decided it was worth doing.
You made plans, got excited about the potential and started taking action.
But then something happened. You encountered some early resistance.
It wasn’t as easy to make progress as you thought, and you couldn’t figure out some of the key components of your plan.
Then a bunch of questions popped in your head. “There are so many unknowns. What about X? And what about Y?” you started thinking.
And then the self doubt crept in.
Once the self doubt kicks in, you’re hanging by a thread.
Now you have a decision to make.
Are you going to talk yourself out of it again this time?
Or, are you going to buck up, believe in yourself and move forward?
How many times will you go through this cycle?
The world lost one of the most exuberant, supportive, caring, generous and motivated people on Saturday. I lost a dear friend who will leave a hole in my heart forever.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
We settled in to Portland and biked all over town. Scott & Chelsea visited in Mexico.
We all fall off the horse once in a while. You committed to something with the best intentions, you even started strong, but now it’s been weeks since you did anything about it.
My first day on the job as a consultant in a boutique Fortune 500 tech consulting firm went like this. I took the 6am flight from Portland to Houston, arrived at work groggy but got right down to business.
Do this, then do that. Watch for when this happens and make sure never to do that.