I oftentimes find myself wondering where to start when I am interested in learning about a subject or adding something new into my daily routine. Whether its my intention to try out a new framework, start a book or get back in the boxing gym, there is a constant internal battle of when or how to start. I begin to overthink what it is that I want to accomplish, making the thing more intimidating than it actually is. Don’t allow your search for a good starting point hold you back from starting something today.
If you find yourself struggling to figure out where to start, remind yourself to:
- Think in sprints.
- Don't look a week ahead, look at the now.
- Create small, actionable to-do lists.
- Be precise. Generalities create larger tasks.
- Spend less time organizing and more time doing the thing.
Searching for a good starting point will stop you from starting at all. The best starting point is personal accountability and actionable tasks – no matter how big or small.