The hardest part for most people, including myself, is getting started. We talk about our wants, goals, and what we’re going to do. We share our dreams with those closest to us when we ask “Wouldn’t it be great if” or say “If I could just [fill in blank], I would be able to … “. The problem is, waiting for the right time for when our plan is perfect results in the following conversation. “Remember when we were going to….., but didn’t?”.
Why does getting started feel like such a monumental task? The answer is habit and self-preservation. Our brain wants to keep us safe and expend as little energy as possible, but to improve business, lower blood pressure, run faster, sleep better we need to do something different than what we have done so far. I am not saying what you have done is wrong, but if you are looking for change you have to get started doing something different.
This is the purpose of my post today. I am looking to have a greater impact on healthcare and improve the lives of as many people I can outside the clinic. Posting today is my small step forward, even if it’s less than perfect. I hope to serve as an example of getting started now, doing the best I can, with what I have. From here, I can improve my posts and provide more valued content. In this moment, I have moved my self an incremental step forward toward achieving my goals. You can do it too.
There are so many things we could do in the moment to experience a little better today that will result in an even better tomorrow. Some say “burn the boats and jump all in” while others say “you eat an elephant one bite at a time”. I have tried both, and each one has been successful for me at times and unsuccessful at others. You need to figure out what works for you, but if you are looking to change you have to do something different than you have been. Healthier food choices, starting a business, punctuality, finding time to (blank), can all happen for you, but it starts with the choice to do it. My recommendation from here is to simply “do it” as recommended by Art Williams. Today, I just “did it” with this blog and got started.