Get Started With Creating The Changes That Matter Most to You
When it comes to creating change successfully to achieve what matters most to you, you don't have to have it all figured out before you start.
But so many people hold themselves back from getting started and taking steps forward because they think they need or want to have it all figured out first.
That isn't how creating change successfully works. A lot of the figuring out is done as you take action and move forward.
That can feel uncomfortable and bring feelings of uncertainty, but your ability to navigate discomfort and uncertainty is part of the change process.
Creating change successfully is a lot like doing a jigsaw puzzle. You have the picture of what you are creating in front of you, but you have to figure out how to put it all together as you go. And it starts with just taking the first steps, then the next, then the next.
Sometimes it's hard to find the right piece for the stage of the puzzle you are at. Sometimes you try to put the wrong piece in the puzzle, and you need to rethink your next step. Sometimes it is as frustrating as hell. Sometimes the next few pieces come together smoothly and easily.
It isn’t a linear path. And you won't get that puzzle done by trying to figure out every piece and every step before you start. You complete it by taking small steps consistently and persistently and reviewing progress as you go. The same applies to creating change successfully.
Think about the changes you want to create in your life, work, or business. Create a plan as best you can with what you know right now to get from where you are to where you want to be.
But don't get deterred by the bits you don't know yet. Believe in your ability to figure it out as you move forward. Look for the first few steps to get going and take them.
Put in place a planning and review framework and process that gets you on track and keeps you moving forward. Use that to decide the next most appropriate steps. Implement them. Review again. Keep repeating the plan, act, and review cycle you have put in place.
The bottom line: you don’t have to have it all figured out before you start.