As I am halfway done with this project self that I decided to start early this month, suffice to say I am starting to understand my pattern of emotions and my routine… or the lack of it.
It’s not straightforward nor has it always been as easy. But here’s what I’ve got to say.
The biggest realisation that I’ve learned so far is that you wouldn’t be able to do a certain thing consistently if you don’t love it enough.
You can have the knowledge, the experience and the grand plan to get there but if you’re not willing to sacrifice your time, money and energy to it… it won’t get anywhere. It’s obvious but to attain that internal motivation and self-discipline is not easy.
It has to start with getting the essentials sorted that is first by changing your habits. Often we’d dream to jump into a big project that can be too intimidating with the current skills that we might have at the moment. So we’d delay or procrastinate because perhaps we doubt ourselves.
This makes sense as human’s natural instinct is to “fight or flight”. We’d avoid situations that might pose a danger to our safe place—our comfort zone.
It doesn’t take one day nor a week… heck even months or years to create a masterpiece. But it has to start with something small, something reachable and realistic.
My only take on this is to start with what you have and work your way around it to get to where you’d dream to be. Start with having the “abundance” mindset—you have everything you need now. It may be hard to believe and might take time to reason with this thought. But you’ll get there.
Anyway, I’m glad I decided to take on this little project of mine which may not hold an impactful value to others. But I am starting to get the hang of things even if I skip some days sometimes.
Whatever you are working on—to whomever is reading this—believe that you will get there by making full use of what you have now. Just embrace every downfall, tests and struggles. One day you’ll love it.