This is Number 1. It has taken me such a long time to decide to write number 1, even though I know that every journey begins with the first step, thinking about starting to write brought up so many “what ifs?” that I didn’t start. Now, its probably been 2 or 3 years or even longer, that I have been thinking about, what I should be thinking about if I am to start writing. Then today, I heard someone mention that 1,000 newsletters started 16 years ago with the very first one. And I stopped thinking and just …… wrote!
I guess it’s like that with everything. Thinking about it, is not doing it! It’s just thinking! I always tell my clients that talking about making change, is not making change – it’s just talking. In other words, nothing happens till you do!
Realising this, makes me wonder what the big deal is? Why was I so reluctant to start? I guess the reasons are many but the one thing that really sticks out is because I wondered if anyone would read, what I had to say? The underlying reason has to do with not having the belief, that what I needed to say, was important enough for people to hear.
Oh dear! That sounds like someone who is insecure and fearful. That sounds like me! I am human after all, and like every human on the planet, I have some things that I have not had the confidence to do. But today, I am changing that and I am just going to trust that what I have to say is important enough to send to you and to ask you if you would be my critic and my commentator.
If I send you a few “messages” a month, would you be willing to read them and let me know your thoughts about them, please?
I believe in feedback. Life gives us feedback all the time – we only need to look at our lives and what is going on around us to see the feedback from what we are “putting out there” to understand what is “going on in here.”
What is happening around you? What feedback are you getting?
What have you been putting off? Can you do the Number 1 thing, to get you going, today?
Knowing the answers to the above questions could be the start of change. Nothing happens until you do!