It’s not like you don’t tell it over and over and over and over and over again.
It’s not like people don’t listen.
It’s like, you tell it like a record that jumps back again and again and again and again.
My hardest nut to crack is my litany, let me think about it for a moment, about 8 years!!! it has been listened to again and again and again until he FINALLY! actually started to do what I advised him to do year in, year out.
He did not regret it.
But the fears and beliefs were so deep that he did not jump over the gap between wanting and doing for a very, very long time.
About 2-3 years ago, he finally started to do what HE loves and what HE wants and I would say mission completed.
It took me 8 years of persuasion. Eight years!
So, what’s point one in pushing to start?
Wallowing in your own negative beliefs and fears. It’s not exactly our comfort zone, but it’s certainly expanding towards that.
Point two, as I mentioned before, is that we just don’t want to leave our comfort zone. Because „where there’s a will, there’s a way.“ And „if you don’t want to, you don’t want to.“
Point three would be IN the comfort zone, doing everything that keeps you from finally starting, INCLUDING just talking about it and reading about it and watching hours of videos about it instead of finally starting.
Point four, not to find or look for any reasons or motivation. WHY you should finally do it NOW.
Some people might think „yes, what’s 8 years, it’s over fast“.
I can only reply to this, if you don’t know already at the age of 11 what you wanted to become and you are working towards it, you will probably be much older when you realize that the hamster wheel doesn’t make you happy and you prefer to do your own thing and THEN 8 years are a big part of your productive age and for some people it is simply too late!
I can only say it again and again.
Start before it is too late. Nobody lives forever and at some point it is much harder to do what you really wanted to do.
I’ll probably write a few more blogs about it, also how important it is to know why you should do your own thing. Which is not only meant in terms of making money.