I was just chatting on Facebook with my friend Tanya, as we discussed recent feelings of overwhelm. She just enjoyed a busy weekend with her kids and is gearing up for a new week filled with MANY things to get accomplished.
I mentioned my new projects and some long-term goals which I am trying to ‘get moving’ on. Most days I am taking on too much. I’ll admit it.
My restless mind is filled with ideas, yet my tired body cannot seem to keep up lately.
As much as I hate to paraphrase cliches, my cart has already run over several horses in my haste to create results.
As we discussed this, I typed: “Have you ever seen a 2-year-old run a marathon?”. She replied with the always enjoyable LOL response, then really thought about it.
How many of you have children, or have seen children as they take their first baby steps? They start off all wobbly, almost getting it. Then comes the awkward shuffle and, quite often, smack-dab on their bottoms, protected by a triple-ply Huggies Air-Bag.
Why then, as adults, do we often expect to run 26.2 miles at full-speed when our dreams, goals, ideas and projects are in their infancy?
In my case, I am just beginning to learn the basics of working with non-profits and gathering corporate sponsors to provide copies of my books for their clients. Brendon Burchard is the expert in this field, and I love his approach.
Why, then, am I not focusing on the baby steps on involved, instead of trying to take off at a full sprint? After all, I am not going to be protected by an airbag if I fall.
With this in mind, I am going to sketch out my plan, based upon his lessons.
Make the plan. Find the right people. Take the time to reasearch the right non-profits. Find sponsors which make sense for the equations. When I can afford it (hopefully soon), I will attend Brendon’s training seminar.
I plan to start with a smaller deal first. Stand up. Find my balance. Set a rhythym. Develop my patterns. Repeat as necessary. Celebrate every mile marker. Run my own race, at my own pace, with my chosen running-mates and support team. Given time, I will cross that finish line!
Is there a race you would like to be running, but are not sure where to begin?
Could you identify some baby steps to start with?
Chart your course, find your team, and start with your first wobbly steps. They will get smoother, with time, effort and knowledge.
See you at the finish line!