Let’s go analog for a moment: grab a pen and a piece of paper, and then write down a handful of meaningful things you’ve been intending to do. Label this list “Someday”:
Declutter your home?
Read a classic novel?
Take a road trip?
Get into shape?
Join a yoga class?
Learn how to meditate?
Start a new business?
Play an instrument?
Contribute to your community?
Fall in love?
Have you wanted to change routines you’ve developed or possibly harmful coping mechanisms?
Would you like to start a new helpful habit?
Leo has a great article on habits, check it out.
Finally, do you have a sensible grasp of your accounting needs? Paying taxes, continuing to save for future goals, and maintaining a working household budget are tricky things to juggle when you’re self-employed welcome to quarterly taxes!. You’ve got to have a plan for keeping things in order or else you’re going to wind up not getting financially ahead or, even worse, finding Uncle Sam on your tail.
You don’t know what to do
You don’t know how to do it
You don’t have the authority or the resources to do it
Once you figure out what’s getting in the way, it’s far easier to find the answer (or decide to work on a different problem).
Stuck is a state of mind, and it’s curable.
1. Extract a goal from your most painful experiences.
2. Bury yourself in reading about the goal.
3. Develop a plan that includes a series of very simple actions that will take you to that goal.
4. Take your first action within a day of coming up with the plan
5. Keep a very visible record of your actions and share that record with others.
When your motivation drops, what do you do?