Today, I would like to share with you a little hack that I have found to be really helpful when I am trying to get started on something I’ve been putting off. I think we can all relate to staring at a blank computer screen and not being able to type that first word. Perhaps you need to make a sales call, but you can’t get yourself to do it. Maybe you are single and you want to introduce yourself to someone, but you find it difficult to make the first move. Despite the many dreams and goals we have, we cannot bring ourselves to act on them. It is easy to tell ourselves that we’ll do it tomorrow or at a later time.
The key is to tell yourself this: I can’t fail. How true is that? It’s not true, you can fail. But this is a little hack that I’ve found to be effective! Often, the reason we don’t do the work is due to a lingering fear. A fear of what it will be like to be in the gym or to be rejected. Whenever you say to yourself, “I cannot fail,” it works like clockwork. The key is to start!
Friend, a small win can sometimes be all you need. You say you need to lose weight, so you have to run ten miles. No, don’t begin with ten miles! Let your dog join you on a walk around the neighborhood and meet your neighbor along the way. Get started by taking small steps! Taking baby steps will prepare you and build into your life the type of person who trusts God with your future, and is ready for life’s opportunities.