The best way to get things done can differ for all of us, but from my perspective, this is a life lesson I’ve learned and I hope it helps you as much as it did me.
I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of time procrastinating and not enough time doing. Typically, I would come up with some great idea and plan out every corner of it until there is nothing else left to plan then feel too exhausted from all that planning to actually start in the first place – it’s a curse!
Some of us would like to know the best ways of doing things in the most efficient way possible to save time. But to be honest, I’m not sure that this is the best way since the time saved is actually an illusion – the time saved is the time used to map out the different routes and to choose the most efficient one.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t plan out a route and should just ‘wing it’, in fact I am saying the complete opposite – or there about. It has long been a belief of mine that the best way to do anything is to learn as you go; it’s more valuable on time and experience and you’ll be more likely to keep those lessons and teach others to help them progress beyond much quicker, thus helping them to save time by learning from your experience.
One of the key things we often overlook is actually the main part of any new idea and that is to actually start. Lots of us continuously sit on the fence watching others progress to test the waters first to see if it fits for us, but, wouldn’t you rather be one of those that are actually progressing? The answer is yes, right? Then what is stopping you. You’ll only teach yourself something new, so go start something today that you have always wondered whether it is the right fit for you. Chances are, it is.
Take this phrase, write it out and put it somewhere you will see it often and with any new idea you have, look at it, read it and start something great – it might even change your life.
“The best way to get things done is to first begin”
If, like me, you prefer a lovely print out of a special phrase you can save and print this image.