Just Get Started
We all have goals. Some of them can be pretty lofty, intimidating, or both. And that’s just fine — we should reach for what we really want — no matter how lofty or intimidating what we want is. That’s the first step in getting what we want.
But big goals (and even smaller goals) can be overwhelming. Even something as simple as “organize the bills” can make you want to just give up before you even start.
You stare at the pile, and it stares back at you. How should you organize those bills? Should they be by type? Year? Due dates? Alphabetical? Some combination of the above?
But I’ll tell you a little secret. It doesn’t matter where you start, or how you do it. What matters is that you just start doing it; anywhere, or any way.
Start where you are. The middle is fine. You can always change things later if it turns out you didn’t like how you did it or if you think of a better idea.
But if you don’t start, you’ll never make progress. Paralysis and procrastination will get you nowhere fast. So start where you are. It’s the perfect place.