Where Do I Start?
Whenever it came to taking action on a new business idea I had, I use to be this type of guy:
“Where do I start?…”
“Am I doing it right?…”
“What are the exact steps to take?….”
I would ask a ton of questions and search for advice on the internet.
I would email people who had what I wanted and would ask them what it is I should do first.
I wasted so much time trying to figure out what the “right” thing to do first was.
Breaking news my friend, there is NO right thing to do first.
If you are new to something, you have to just start!
You need to research, learn a little, and then apply it.
Then read some more, and apply.
I use to want to know everything before actually starting.
This never got me anywhere!
The more you search, the more you build the habit of finding better advice.
You actually develop the fear of starting.
You just keep reading and watching videos on the topic.
You have to build a foundation and then continue to grow.
When you first begin something, you’re not going to know much.
A lot of the things will become evident to you as you go.
Experience is the best teacher.
If you just read and never take action, you’ll either forget a lot of what you read or suffer from information overload.
This is why it’s so important to start now.
Focus and work on one thing at a time.
The more you wait, the more you delay success.
If all you ever do is ask questions and search for advice like I use to, you’ll NEVER start.
Starting is the most important part.
When I first had the idea of starting this blog to help others by sharing my life experiences and knowledge, I did everything but actually begin.
I researched for blog tips, I thought about it, and talked to my friends about the idea.
I never took any action, just searched for more and more information.
Until I finally sat down and did the work!
I didn’t have a blog, so I started one.
Do you think that I knew anything about starting a blog?
So I researched how to start a blog, and just focused on that and that only.
I went to Godaddy.com to register my domain name (website URL).
Then I went to Hostgator.com to get my website hosted.
I now had my blog up and running.
This is where things began to get exciting!
I could have easily just kept reading and watching videos instead of taking that small step.
It took me literally just 10 minutes to do, and I was already ahead of most people who never take this step.
I made a little progress with my blog and then moved on to the next step.
Now that my blog was up, I learned how to design my website.
I focused on that until I came up with a design I liked.
Once that was complete, I began writing articles.
Do you see how I focused on one thing at a time and made progress?
That’s what you need to do.
You’ll never learn how to do everything by reading or by watching videos only.
You need to take action, mess up at times, learn, and become an expert over time.
Success doesn’t happen over night, you need to be patient like I was.
Success will never happen if you don’t start.
You’ll always search for a better information product or the perfect article to “show” you how.
Nothing will ever convince that it is possible for you to do or have what you want than actually starting and proving it to yourself.
Are you with me?
Every time you take a small step and complete it, you develop confidence in yourself.
Before you know it, you’ll make massive progress and be amazed at just how much you can achieve.
I use to think that knowing everything before starting my blog would save me time.
It doesn’t work that way.
Accept the fact that you might mess up a little when you first start.
When I started, I didn’t know a single thing about blogging, websites, or WordPress.
I learned as I went.
Did I mess up along the way?
You bet I did!
Did I learn a lot along the way, even though I messed up at times?
You bet I did!
Now I can start a website for myself or anyone with no problem.
Because I took action, allowed myself to make mistakes, and as a result, became better.
Start right now,
Take the first step!