For most of us, our life can be well described as a series of actions inter-stitched together. We wake up in the morning, get ready for school or work, finish work, come back home, talk to friends and family, go to sleep, and this goes on in cycles – 24 X 7, 365 days a year. We are habituated with this subconscious routine in such a way that all these actions seem like clockwork. Sometime you don’t even realize you are doing something, when you are doing it. We ourselves have engrained this set of actions deep in our brain and hearts.
Although a lot of us have compromised with our normal routine thinking that why fixing something which is not broken, there are some people who try to break this chain and they try to start a new series of actions to rejuvenate their life, and today I am speaking to those few people.
Starting something new is not easy, be it a business, a hobby, working out, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you name it. First it needs discipline, a dire hunger to succeed, and above all persistence. We all have to understand something here, there is nothing called overnight success. It takes months, and years of hard work to achieve something significant and to see the results of your hard work. And trust me the track on which you run, is filled with hurdles and challenges and it is never ever easy.
So what is the basic step to start something? I would say thinking about the idea for at-least 3 days. Jot down points, find out the most efficient ways to execute the idea, research if there are any pitfalls in the idea, link the idea if you can to success stories and derive inspiration from that. But one thing to remember here is to never fall in love with your first idea. Because if it doesn’t work, your subconscious brain will prevent you to follow a different but a better idea.
After 3 days of your in-depth introspection and research if you think that you can’t sleep without thinking about that idea, then you should pursue it. Once you take a decision to execute the idea picturize what is your goal. That goal will be your benchmark. For every idea to succeed you need a benchmark to compare your results. It is extremely important to create and set benchmarks and goals. Once you set your goals, practice discipline for at least 15 days and execute the idea ceremoniously. You will find after 15 days that your body will automatically fall in the rhythm of this discipline and you will be more motivated to execute and follow your idea and finish your race. Don’t give up. There will be days when you will feel that the world is ending, and things are not falling at the right place. I have personally felt that many, many times. But when I woke up the next day, I executed the idea again with all my heart and might. Keep running and don’t lose the focus from your goal.
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