This article is part of a series exploring a few tips & tricks I’ve learned from writing.
Achievement is subjective. Writing a book, getting a job, starting a family. Each of these things will mean everything to someone and nothing to someone else. But when you do see someone with something that you want, something that is conceivably achievable in your life, usually the only difference between you and them is that they’ve, quite simply, started.
Think about it now. What is it that you want to ‘do‘?
Don’t fall into the trap of feeling you’re not ready or that you must prepare before beginning. You may be a poor writer, you may have no work experience and you may not have a partner. But don’t let these concern you. Just Start. Start writing. Start applying. Start dating. Ignore your worries and concerns about lack of preparation. Do away with self-belief fears. Don’t ever put off till tomorrow something you can start today.
That six pack you want before you’re thirty will never happen unless you start Now.
The River has taken me 37 months, 44 chapters and more money than I wish to mention to complete. If I’d prepared, planned and estimated properly I would never have started, let alone completed it. If I’d never started I would’ve cheated myself out of a new skill and the enjoyment that came with it.
So, simply, whatever it is you want to do, stop thinking, start doing. Leap before you look. No if’s, no but’s, no questions, no concerns, JUST START!