Your life and business is like a stack of hay…
I know Forest Gump says life is like a box of chocolates but for today… we're going with life is like a stack or field of hay.
Thankfully for me the stack wagon has been how I get my hay from the field in real life, but since I don't have a clear way for the stack wagon to get to where I ultimately want my hay… I get to move it by hand.
Now on a hot summer day, looking at a stack of 70 lb bales to move by hand and wheelbarrow it, can seem daunting… unless you choose to take it bale by bale.
Much like my big hay stacks, you must look at whatever big daunting goal, task, chore, or focus you have in simple steps.
I had two hay stacks to put away…
For my first stack I broke down my focus to one trip of hay at a time, which consisted of 4 bales per trip… then I had another stack that simply had to be stacked in a shed by the stack, one bale at a time.
We must use this break it down framework in almost every area of our lives when we have a project, job, or goal. For example working with horses, studying a course, launching your business, scaling your business, clarifying your vision and purpose… whatever the “big” thing is in your life right now.
If you're not sure… it's the thing you're either doing right now and feel overwhelmed doing it or it's the one thing you haven't started yet, because you don't know where or how to get started…
Ask yourself what is the first step?
Don't focus or stare at the entire staircase! Start with getting up on the first step.
Take a moment right now and write down 3 ACTIONS you can take to move you closer to what you know you should be doing or want to get done.
Notice I said actions, that means what you write down shouldn't include planning and thinking… it's likely you've already been doing a lot of that 😉 Clarity doesn't come UNTIL action has been taken.
You won't feel ready… I personally can't remember “feeling ready” at anything I have done in my life that has been part of my purpose or passion in life. Not when I decided to have a child, not when I started my business, not when I launched my first course, and definitely not when I did my first Facebook Live!
The reality of what will happen if…
What would have happened to my hay, if I had allowed overwhelm to stop me from getting the bales under cover?
In the sunny weather they would have been sun-bleached and lost nutritional value. If it rained the hay would have turned moldy and not been safe to feed my horses. So over time, it simply would've been wasted.
With the price of hay continually on the rise in my area, you can bet I didn't let it sit out long!
I'm curious though… isn't your life, your purpose, your calling, your dream, and pursuit of what you're passionate about worth more than a stack of hay?
Then why are you letting time waste and go by? Commit to not tolerating overwhelm or being stuck anymore. Break free right now, by writing down 3 action steps you can take to move closer to whatever has been pulling on your heart to do. What's on your heart is unique to you, and is something that ONLY you can accomplish!
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