A key part of achieving your goals is planning. Maybe your goal requires some extensive planning, but there is a point at which planning becomes procrastination. If you examine why you are procrastinating, you may discover that you are afraid of the unknown. We all are. So don’t let that stop you.
Or you may be procrastinating because you don’t really want this goal anymore. And that’s a good thing to discover.
Now you can set a new goal, but don’t spend time in the planning stage for too long. There are five erroneous beliefs that may be blocking you from achieving your goals.
1. You need lots more knowledge.
Having knowledge and skills before starting a project are admirable, but you cannot wait until you know all there is to know about the subject before you begin. Much that we need to know is gained along the way as we work toward a goal.
2. You need lots more money.
There are successful entrepreneurs who can attest to the fact that they began toward their goals with very little money. Some raised startup money by taking on extra jobs, saving, reducing spending and partnering with like-minded colleagues.
Start with whatever money you have to begin stepping toward your goal. As you enjoy small successes you will also increase your capital and know-how.
3. You must wait for just the right circumstances
There are no perfect circumstances.
4. The timing must be perfect.
There is no perfect timing.
5. You must wait until you feel completely confident.
Delaying to get started toward a goal actually erodes your confidence. It’s working toward and achieving your goal that builds confidence, not the other way around.
If deep in your gut you want this goal so badly that you can taste it, procrastinate no longer. Jump in. Success and achievement await you.