The first step can be the hardest

I’ve got exciting news!

Well, alright, it’s mostly exciting for me!

I’m about to launch a new website.

Over the last few months, I’ve been working on a revamp….

…something more modern, prettier, (even) easier to find your way around.

From where you’re sitting, that probably sounds like a “heigh-ho” kind of announcement.

People and businesses update their websites all the time.

It’s just one of those things you have to do if you run a business these days, right?

But, from where I’m sitting, it hasn’t been “heigh-ho” at all!

It’s been anxious and stressful and overwhelming.

It’s been a job I put off for ages because I wasn’t sure how to go about it…

…and because I was scared I’d mess it up.

So how did I make it happen?

How did I get myself in action around something that scared me…

…when I didn’t even know what actions would be required?

Answer: one step at a time.

I thought about what my first step could be…

…and took it.

And then I kept taking steps.

I refused to let the job get stuck.

I always made sure my next step was scheduled…

…even when I wasn’t sure what the next step should be.

(In which case, my next step was “Ask someone for help”)

I’m all for long-term planning.

Specific, measurable, realistic, attainable, time-bound (SMART) planning.

And sometimes you’ve just got to keep going…

…and trust you’ll get there.

If you’ve got to declutter and organise by a specific date..

…(visitors arriving, a home move, life about to get busier)…

…you need to plan what you’re doing to ensure you finish in time.

And, if you’re overwhelmed and don’t know how you’ll ever get it done…

…maybe just get started.

Can you take your first step today towards a decluttered and organised home? Comment below to let me know what it might be.

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