Have you ever been in a situation where you really wanted something, and told yourself “If I had X, then I would be able to do Y”?
For example, if I had a gas stove, I will be able to meal prep and eat healthy. If I had lighting equipment, I would be able to make Youtube videos. If I had a blog, I would be able to write every day. If I had a gym contract, I would be able work out and get fit. If I had a sewing machine, I would be able to make my own clothes, etc.
I know I’m guilty! At the end of the day, we’re really just making excuses, and what do excuses do? They make us procrastinate, and what happens when we procrastinate? We delay our progress.
And what if we did eventually get those things we said we needed… are we suddenly going to need something else before we can make anything happen?
We really just need to start. No matter how imperfect that start may be. Starting is always the hardest, and putting yourself out there is even harder! But if we don’t start, how will we learn, how will we get to experience the process and make progress?
If I look at the examples I made above… I didn’t need a gas stove in order to meal prep. Yes, a gas stove would make the process easier and quicker, but it’s not like I couldn’t meal prep at all. I also don’t need lighting equipment to post a Youtube video… I could simply rely on nature and use the sun! Yes, I’m limited to certain times of the day, but isn’t that part of the learning process? I don’t need a blog in order to write every day. If writing every day is what I want, why can’t I just journal privately? I don’t need a gym contract to be fit, I could simply exercise at home. I don’t need a sewing machine to make clothes, I could use fabric glue or hand sew as a start!
Bottom line is, we sometimes don’t know what we want until we try it. Why invest in expensive equipment when we’re not even sure if we’re actually going to follow through? So what is the harm in simply just starting and making the most of the resources we do have at our disposal? Why make excuses for the resources we have yet to acquire?
What’s stopping us from starting now?