Just start doing stuff
For this very first entry I decided to tackle a recurring problem I've been facing lately: putting things off. Whether it's been myself telling others about upcoming projects I have in mind or people of my entourage waiting for the right opportunity to take action in situations such as personal life, work and whatnot. I noticed the more you talk, the less you will actually achieve. It felt as if just saying what you are going to do already brought you halfway there. As if the hardest part was done.
At that moment you don't even realise that the more you wait to actually get things going, the less likely you are to complete said project. Unfortunately time is only your second worst enemy. The worst? Excuses. Plain and simple.
When it comes to taking action, all of a sudden you have too much work, other priorities, more pressing things to do or are just tired.
Breaking the habit
I find that one of the hardest things to do is breaking old habits, but what is even harder is to pick up new, positive habits such as going to the gym regularly or writing 1,000 words every single day. Consistency over time takes a lot of dedication, patience and hard work. Launching a blog is something I've been putting off for far too long and I feel like now is as good time as any to start. Sure, I do have other side projects and priorities that will require my attention, but you have to start somewhere right? And if not now, when?
The same goes for anything in life really. If you have things in mind you'd like to start soon, do it now. And keep it at it. Don't just wait for inspiration or the right moment. Learn by doing. It's okay if you make mistakes.
Ironically, you would have been able to also include this very website on my "to-do sometime" list until recently. Granted, it is still a work-in-progress but the fact that you're reading this, is probably a good sign for things to come. I hope you'll enjoy the ride.