The Mindset Podcast – Episode 3
Have you ever heard the expression “It’s never a good time to start?”
When you think about it there is literally no reason not to agree with it.
Yet, so many people “wait for the right moment” when they need to get out of their comfort zones and take action towards something challenging.
Whether you are on the fence about starting a business, a fitness journey, or a family, you will inevitably ask yourself “Is this the right time or I should wait?”.
In this episode of The Mindset Podcast, hosts Greg and Steven talk about the importance of just getting started.
You’ll never know enough; you will never have enough experience and things will never be right. However, you should have enough confidence in yourself to figure it out as you go and simply start learning.
You can always make up for the things you don’t know with hard work.
As mental performance coach Brian Cain says, “The start is what stops most people”. So don’t be one of those people who never even try.
The only thing you need to do before you take the first step is to acknowledge that your goal is difficult, and it scares you, but you’re going to accomplish it anyway. This is how courage is built.
The uncomfortable truth is that if you don’t get some failures under your belt, you’ll never learn anything. Remember that the wisest man in the room is the one who failed the most.
People are usually scared to initiate a change because they are afraid to fail. Nobody wants to feel stupid or disappointed with themselves. So, what’s the first step to take to make a change?
According to Greg, figuring out what the smallest step you can take is, and then taking it is the best way to start. No need to do something huge at the beginning. Just take a small step, and then another one, and start to build some momentum.
Mental performance research studies have shown that motivation comes from action. It will never come to you if you just sit and wait until you feel motivated. You should be courageous to begin taking action towards what you want. This will inspire and motivate you to continue taking bigger steps and more risks.
Another interesting point that Steven brings is that there isn’t a single “original” idea out there. There’s no actual original idea that you have, or anybody in this world has. Everybody’s had that same idea so many times. But the person who puts in the work and executes is the one who wins in the end.
Focus on executing your idea without waiting and overthinking it. During that process, you’ll figure out how to be the best at it.
Do you want to listen to the full episode of The Mindset Podcast with Greg and Steven? You can do it here!
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