“An object at rest stays at rest. An object in motion remains in motion.” – Newton’s 1st Law of Physics
The worst part was not being able to TRAIN Jiu Jitsu for a full year.
Watching the students roll on the mat while I sat in a FULL KNEE BRACE was rough.
But the toughest part was yet to come.
I got the green light from my surgeon and PT to step on the mat again.
Then the MIND GAMES started:
- Was my knee really fully healed?
- What if I get hurt again?
- These new guys are really BIG!
FEAR, DOUBT, & INSECURITY all showed up at the same time.
These same emotions can also wreak havoc in our work.
They can hold us back when:
- We don’t visit that ANGRY CUSTOMER because we think we have no value to offer.
- We’re afraid to ASK FOR THE SALE after we served a customer well.
- We don’t CHANGE CAREERS because we think we will fail.
We can’t make our emotions go away.
But we can make the room UNCOMFORTABLE when they show up.
Nothing crushes negative thoughts like ACTION.
When negative thoughts cause inaction, we have to learn to JUST START:
MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
The FIRST MOVE is the hardest.
It breaks our ENERTIA.
When I stepped on the mat for the 1st time, it was a HUGE mental victory.
Confidence, that was barely present the day before, started to build.
Doing creates options.
Gary Vee likes to say, “It’s time to stop talking and START doing.”
It seems the universe rewards those who have the COURAGE to JUST START.
FOCUS ON THE NEXT STEP
Thinking of the entire process is daunting.
I was only focused on who was next to me on the mat, not every challenge that lie ahead.
Many people PROCRASTINATE because they think they need to know all the steps.
We just need to know the NEXT STEP.
We can ADJUST as we go.
PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION
PERFECT is a lie.
Progress is our goal.
Focus on shrinking the gap between where you are where you want to go.
We need deadlines.
I have a deadline for my weekly blog.
7am each Monday I hit the “Publish” button on my blog.
Ready or Not.
It forces me to send my work out into the world.
1 published BLOG post is worth 5 that I am working on.
JUST DO IT
Nothing CRUSHES FEAR like doing what scares you.
From hitting the “Publish” button, to stepping on the Jiu Jitsu mat, nothing tells fear who’s in charge more than taking ACTION.
What project do you want to BEGIN?
What OBSTACLE do you want to take on?
START something BIG.
It may lead you to someplace great…