Are you an “all or nothing” type person? Can you abstain from all the cookies, but if you have just one you figure why not have a handful? If you can’t do the whole thing do you figure its not worth even doing a little part of it? Is 50%, 60% or 70% worse than 0%?
That’s been the type of person I have been for a very long time. I am a perfectionist and I admit it. I am really trying to get over it. I am trying to be okay with baby steps and not giant leaps. I am trying to be okay with making small changes. It really is okay to do something rather than nothing even if that something doesn’t add up to much.
CONFESSION TIME: I am all about planning, preparing and researching, but have a hard time executing. I am one of those people that over research because I think I may have missed one really important thing. I continue to buy planners, new notebooks and subscriptions to programs that I am sure are going to help me reach my goals. I am in a constant state of preparation. I am not good at finalizing my list and taking action. (Except in my day job. I think because my deadlines are not self-imposed I know I have to take action and have no choice on being able to take more time to prepare.) I need to take the mindset of my day job and apply it to my other goals.
I know that I am not the only person that is like this. If you are like me, I recommend you read The Five-Second Rule by Mel Robbins. It has helped me take action in times when I might not have. When I say this book was a life-changer I am not kidding. Even though I frequently find myself slipping into my over-preparing ways, I still have the Five-Second Rule in the back of my mind. I know I should utilize it more.
Every day that goes by is a day that I don’t reach my goals because I am getting ready to reach them. Enough is enough. The right planner isn’t going to make it happen. That extra research and reading on how to do something isn’t going to make it happen. Only by taking steps forward am I going to make it happen. You have no idea how long it took me to write this post because I kept starting and stopping. Maybe it isn’t as good as I really want it to be. That’s okay. It is something and something is better than nothing. I have to remember that.
Comment below if you are in the same boat as me. Have a great day! Take action. Don’t just make plans.