“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” Dawson Trotman
The first step in getting something started is usually the most difficult step! But once you take it, you feel invested and you gain momentum. This week, I decided to finally start a new project that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I’ve got so much going on right now, I kept procrastinating, but my mind kept bringing it back to my awareness. When this keeps happening, I feel like I have to listen! So, I decided to take just 15 minutes a day to get started. I just wrote my idea down and journaled a bit more about some goals. The next day, I followed through and made a few phone calls, did some emailing and got the ball rolling. It feels really good. Even if I (or you) put it on hold now for a little while, at least it is “active.” The idea is now alive and you will feel more motivated to keep spending 15 minutes here and there on the project. What happens is when you get others involved and reaching out for sourcing and connections, the 15 minutes may turn into 30 and that’s when things really begin! But all you have to do is start. Is today the right time for your 15 minute start?