It can become so easy to postpone some dreams in life. You may tell yourself that there is always next year, I can’t do it, I don’t have the resources, or I just don’t have the time. As you continue to feed your mind these thoughts, time just passes by. Next thing you know, you are looking back regretting the choices that you didn’t even attempt to make.
Honestly, the time will never be right. There will always be something that will cause you to hold off until later if you entertain the thoughts above. It is so important to just start with the tools that you have.
As you move along in doing what you set out to do, your confidence will increase and you will get better and the better tools will be available. The better tools are always in your reach, you may have to get through some stages in the beginning that will help you grow into the areas to have access to them.
This is not a dream but the same concept can be applied to it. I can remember working on a project regarding creating pamphlets years ago. Now, I did not have a clue as to how to begin but it had to be done.
I started from scratch and kept playing around with the different designs and writing formats until I was finally getting somewhere. I was so proud of the first pamphlet after many failed attempts (I mean either the design was not angled right or the writing was not space correctly).
I learned something with each failed attempt on how to do it better the next time. Well, a fire got under me and my confidence grew and I wanted to make some more with advanced designs.
See, this is what happens when you just get started with what you have. This is when I began to research different designs and writing format via internet. I would spend hours way into the night researching and creating the look.
You see, I always had access to the better tools, I just had to get past the beginning to know that they were there. The pamphlets got better the more I created.
If I had just told myself that I was going to wait until we could afford the software, I probably would not have been a part of the project. Now, would it had been easier with the software? Probably so, but who knows when or if that time would have presented itself.
Did I experienced frustration in the beginning? Yes, I did but I wouldn’t have known my capabilities in that area if I didn’t keep going.
Did I question if I could do it? Yes, I did but I removed that negative self talk with positive self talk (I looked at how far I had gotten by looking at the progress).
Did I have to stop and regroup at times? Yes, there were times that I had to literally give myself a break to stop and clear my mind and go back to it.
I promise if you just start where you are and do what you can, you will AMAZE yourself. Remember you are worth it! 🙂
Sometimes, life has a way of only reminding us of the not so good times or moments, but I believe all of us have experienced a time in which we started out without the better tools on a goal or task and it worked itself out.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can -Arthur Ashe
Encourage yourself. I challenge you to think of a time when you completed something, but you did not have a clue that you would in the beginning and how it started to fall in place after a while.
Before you exit off this blog, make sure you check out these two blog posts “How To Stop Making Excuses. & What If I fall? Oh, my darling, What If You Fly?” They compliment this blog post you are reading right now well.
How To Stop Making Excuses give you some tips on how to stop excuses. When we find ourselves doubting if the time is right, excuses like to rear their ugly heads.
What If I Fall? Oh, my darling, What If You Fly helps you to challenge the negative Nancy in your head with the question “What If You Fly. When we find ourselves doubting if the time is right, fear like to come into play. Every thought in our head is not true. We have the ability to challenge the negative Nancy in our head. We just have to exercise it. Click here & here for the links.
When you accomplish your goal, make sure to give yourself a pat on the back for job WELL DONE.
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