Do It Now
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got some things that you want to achieve. Maybe you want to get your finances in order, learn to invest, or start a small business.
So you do some research, and along the way you come across a slew of great ideas. You dig into one of the ideas, and find even MORE great ideas.
Pretty soon you’ve got a list a mile long of things that you’re meaning to check out. Your bookmark list scrolls off the screen, sticky notes are breeding, and there’s a stack of books on your desk. There just isn’t time to learn everything you want to learn.
If you’ve been doing research for longer than a week or two, stop. You’ve probably got enough information to do something useful instead, so go ahead and do it. Do it now.
Grab ONE of the books or plans that speaks to you and seems decent. Spend another day or two making sure it’s not a scam. Then follow ALL of the directions. Really, all of them.
As for the rest of the books and plans? Just toss them. In a box, if you’ve spent a lot of money on them. In the trash or the donation bin otherwise. If you’ve come to the complete end of a plan and it hasn’t worked, there will be plenty of other things for you to try.
While you’re at it, toss aside the things that aren’t relevant right now. Quit bookmarking articles and videos you want to come back to. Quit surfing from idea to idea. (Yeah, I’m talking to myself here.)
The point is, you don’t have to be an expert to get started or to reach your goals. What you do have to be is a person who takes action and keeps going, learning along the way.
What would you like to be doing that you either haven’t started yet or haven’t made as much progress as you’d like on? Is it learning to invest, getting out of debt, starting a garden, or something else?