The Cure for Avoidance

We are all guilty of it.. pushing things off until “tomorrow” – you know that mysterious tomorrow that never seems to come.

It is a sometimes frustrating truth that to make BIG things happen in life, you have to work.

You have to start.  Begin.  Do stuff.

But, getting going is often a tricky thing.  And, truthfully it is often more than tricky.

It is impossible!

Or, it feels that way.  And that feeling, in the moment, is all too real.

So what to do?

Pick one tiny, simple thing and do it.

It doesn’t have to be a big task, a long chore, or a result making epic proceedure.

Just do one thing.  A tiny thing.

It doesn’t even have to be the right thing.

You know how you spend eons trying to figure out the perfect plan of attack?

Yeah, don’t worry about that.  (cuz truth be told, there isn’t one :) ).

Instead, just do something.  Complete ONE task. Don’t worry about how or when you will get to the rest of all there is to do.  Just complete one small, easy thing.

In fact, stop reading this and take a moment and do the task.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait….

No, really. Go!  Now.  Just a small five minute task.  Then come back.

Now, how did that feel?  Good huh?

How about another small thing you could do?  Give yourself a half an hour and see how much you can get done.

Then come back here and tell us how it went.

My guess is that all the time you talked to yourself about how much you should be doing and avoiding doing anything will seem pretty silly now.

Because, in truth, all there is to do is get off your butt and get started.

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