We all have that one idea, maybe that one plan of action. Something that we want to make into reality. The difference is that some of us are taking action, and some of us are still dreaming. Many individuals do not get started, whether starting a company or working out, or making a blog, but they always have excuses. We are making more excuses than any plans actually to get created and take the initiative. In this article, I will give you some advice on how to start to act. Because at some point, you need to turn those dreams into a reality.
Most of the reasons why people usually don’t get up and act are because they’re overwhelmed. Whether it be from all tasks, they must do. Or not knowing where to start. Try and minimize everything. You’re trying to look at the bigger picture, but instead, focus on the brush strokes.
Maybe start on researching a couple of questions and then from there get more specific. For example, you have the aspiration of starting a blog. First, start searching what it takes to create one. How do you get a domain? What sites can you use to post your blogs? Take things in bits and pieces.
Give Yourself Goals
Either you can see it as goals or checkmarks. Let’s say you are trying to start a business. Make a goal that you will have a business name created by the same time the following week. The next destination will be to have all the research and resources found to develop your business in a month. The only person you can hold accountable right now is yourself. With these set goals that you have, you can make sure that you’re on track. One of the worst things you can do is slow your momentum down. As you achieve more goals, the closer you are to achieving success.
Focus Less on the What-ifs.
We are a victim to the little voice in our head that doubts us. What if this goes wrong? What if I don’t have the money for this? What if this fails? The real question is, what if it doesn’t? Those useless what-ifs are just excuses and roadblocks. Deep down, you are scared, and that is valid. But you can’t let it stop you. If everyone listened to their fear, then there would be some very unsuccessful people right now. It is better to try and fail than not to try at all.
"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill
It’d be a lie to say that this will be easy. It won’t, but that shouldn’t be something getting in the way of your taking action Remember, that this endeavor is something that may just bring abundance in the long run. Have fun with it. Set those goals. Soon, you won’t just be looking at the bigger picture, you’ll be living it. Follow through with these tips and you will soon see your hard work pay off.
We start new hobbies or start back old ones in this day and age, just doing something to keep busy. Although, this isn't true for everyone. Some of us can't seem to shake the negativity. You want to start a hobby. You want to get your brain working. In simple terms, you want to find your passion! It seems like everyone has their passion or something that they love. You do too as well; you must seek it. In this article, we will talk about the ways to find your passion and get yourself out of that funk.
Grab a blank paper or a notebook. Sit down somewhere with a pen or pencil and start to ask yourself this simple question. Is there something I already love doing? Whatever comes to mind, write it down. It could be as simple as cooking or as complex as making pottery. You can use anything.
If it's already a hobby, then write it down. Keep putting down your ideas until you can't think of anything else. At this point, you should have some ideas you can use to continue to the next step.
Narrow Things Down
You have a bunch of possibilities. Now what? Ask yourself what you want to achieve with your passion. Is it making more money as a side hustle? Or creating a small business and making a living off it? Whatever you desire, use that to narrow down your list. Make sure you are honest and authentic with yourself because this is the start of great things. If you won't be fair to yourself, then who will be? At this point, you shouldn't have any more than 3-5 things on your list. Once you have minimized your list, here comes where the real work starts.
Research, research, and more research
You're going to need to research as much as you can on your passion. "What if I'm already an expert at my passion?" Then research anyway. How do other people with the same passion make money? How much do they make? Where can I find the resources to make this lucrative? What training and education did I need? Try and find someone willing to advise you on how to be successful with said passion. Compile everything you can. Once you do, then you can finally say that you've found your passion. The real question is, what are you going to do with it now?
As an adult, we feel like time is running faster than we are and it's impossible to keep up. That what we have currently is what we are stuck with till the day we die. But that is not true. You can change things up as fast as you can start it. With this advice, you can be able to find your passion and get it started. It's never too late to act on your future if you're willing to put in the work.
So, last night I watched Bird Box and I have been thinking non-stop about the underlying messaging and how our society views it. Don’t get me wrong, I, just like many of us, have personally sent and laughed at memes talking about the blindfolds. However, the topic of MENTAL HEALTH has continued to ring in my head nonstop.
The vilification of people with mental illness by Hollywood is not a new thing… However, Bird Box seems to wear this stigmatization and its sensationalization of suicide like a badge of gritty honor.
MENTAL HEALTH is a real thing and it seems that our society wants to always put a “blindfold” on, so as to hide their eyes from seeing it. Bird Box imagines a world stalked by monsters that drive people to commit suicide at their mere sight. These monsters are reflective of the demons that people, who are suffering from depression, battle on daily basis. People struggle with family issues or with people they work with, while some hear voices of their past.
Everyone is affected once they take the blindfold off… Everyone, that is, except those with mental illnesses. Instead of killing themselves in gratuitously gory ways like all the "normal" characters, people with mental illnesses become literal agents of evil, obsessed with carrying out the monsters' mission to destroy humanity.
The examples of the above effect are seen explicitly in characters dealing with mental illness --former patients from a mental hospital, plus a grocery store clerk described as having gone "to prison and always a bit crazy."
Now let’s bring this to real life. In the past week, my family received news of someone close who had committed suicide. While discussing this during our family gathering over the holidays, my cousin volunteered that every time something like this happens, she sits her kids down and talks to them about suicide and depression so they are well aware of it. While I applauded her views and education of her children, I feel that this conversation happening way too frequently in our society.
This is why we are taking MENTAL HEALTH head on at Curis Functional Health. We have launched Curis a few months back and now have three locations in North Texas (with more coming soon). These locations are filled with some of the best counselors out there that focus on topics from depression, addiction, marital issues to grief and more.
MENTAL HEALTH is a serious topic and if you or someone you know is dealing with any problems, please let us know. You can find more information and us at GoCuris.com.
Some people say I bleed orange and tomorrow will mark 4 years that I can say I have done that. When I walked through the TangoTab doors in 2012 I would have never guessed that the following four years would be this good. I have met some amazing people through this journey and experienced things I will be forever grateful for.
At the end of the day I still have the same mission that I had when I started and that is the same mission the TangoTab team has... to END HUNGER! And let me make this clear, when I say TangoTab team I mean every single person that uses the app, every person that comes to Feed The City events, every person that stands by us in this journey.
To date we have fed 1.3 million people in need. That sounds great, but we have a lot of work to do and I know together we can make it happen. Here's to 4 more years, millions of more people fed and most of all ending hunger.