The First Step should be the easiest.
But, that’s often the problem. The first step is the hardest.
Before people start, they wait for:
The bottom line is these are all bullshit reasons.
In his book Ultralearning, Scott Young talks about the importance of not overplanning:
The First Step
Don’t overthink it.
Make the first step as simple as you can - here’s how:
When you focus on the destination, you fail.
You'll succeed when you focus on the habits that lead to the destination.
If you run every single day, you’ll run a marathon.
If you read for 30 minutes every single day, you’ll read 30+ books per year.
In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey illustrates a habit known as Begin With the End in Mind:
Whether it’s Stephen Covey, Scott Young or even Ray Dalio, they all offer very similar steps and I’ve been using my simplified version of this for the past 15 years successfully:
Too often, you think you need to start too BIG and:
Instead, start as small as possible.
Start small and stack the simple wins out of the gate.
These wins will compound and build your Get Sh!t Done Muscle.
The 2-Minute Rule
The 2-minute rule says when you want to start a new habit, you only need to do it for two minutes.
When you’re done with the two minutes, you decide whether you’ll keep going or stop.
This week on the Growth Guide Podcast we talked to Nick Huber, a serial entrepreneur, investor and content creator focused on real estate and small businesses.
Nick shares his journey from mowing lawns as a 13-year-old to starting a student storage company, building a multi-million dollar self-storage company and business empire.
Nick provides insights on:
For 32 years, I only got sh!t done in my head.
When I started to focus on the End in Mind, I was able to change my life.
Where do you need to take the first step in your life?
Where are you waiting to take the first steps for the wrong reasons?
This week, I had the pleasure to join Charlie Hubbard, a high school student, on his Podcast.
I love to support students who are trying to create their life.
You can join our conversation here.