Now What?

You've spent a lot of time uncovering your purpose, developing goals, and then creating the processes around work so you can get moving.

Still having trouble starting?

Sometimes it feels like the world conspired against us. You want to run in the morning, but you never feel energized. You want to start writing, but there are too many demands from each corner.

What can you do to get working?

Set boundaries around your work. Don't be afraid to tell people, "No," when their work is too much. Don't be afraid to say, "No," to something that's not moving toward your goals.

Figure out how you become energized. Go to bed earlier, wake up earlier or stay up later and get up later. Figure out what you need to do to be your best self, from exercise to eating clean or supplements or energy drinks. Do what feels right for your body.

My biggest tip?

Just get started.

That means opening up the Word application and just getting started. You may find yourself stalling at the same point every time. Do you find yourself:

  • Not sitting down to begin work?
  • Browsing the web instead of working?
  • Finding other things to do instead of start?

When you notice these habits (aka procrastination in its slyest form), make a conscious effort to overcome the hurdle that gets you stuck. If you keep walking around - sit. If you can't bring yourself to open the computer - open it.

The biggest hurdle is sometimes the beginning. I like to think of Stephen King:

You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. - Stephen King