Part 2 of a 5 Part Series for Service-Based Solopreneurs, Freelancers and Consultants
Last year, a crazy idea came to me that literally took my breath away. It was more like a download from a higher plane. You know, one of those ideas that come through you but they are not of you?
It was new, juicy, exciting, fun and unlike anything I’ve thought about doing before.
I felt completely lit up from the inside and dove in head first! I started drafting a plan to turn this crazy fun idea into a real thing.
Then, I stopped. Having the plan almost entirely mapped out, I started wondering things like…
Who am I to try something like this?
What qualifies me to do something so bold, daring and different?
Who do I think I am to host something as creative and unique as this?
I was trying to address all of the future problems ahead of time. And when I couldn’t, I started coming up with all kinds of excuses and reasons why I SHOULDN’T do this new, exciting, and fun thing.
I got stuck in sucky thing #2! I call it the forever problem. And this, my friend, is a dream killer!
Thing #2: You think you have to know forever…
You don’t have to know forever. You just need to know for now.
Because life is unpredictable. Priorities shift. Parents get sick. Marriages fall apart. Grown kids move back home. Markets rise and fall. Trends come and go.
Nothing is forever.
What you want today will shift over time. Problems arise that you can’t prepare for ahead of time. You can’t know what’s going to happen or how it all will play out in the future. And that’s totally okay.
When you start planning for something you really want and you find yourself getting stuck in forever….
Remember, you can always change your mind or shift your course if the unpredictable shows up.
What IS important is to focus on what you want RIGHT NOW without getting bogged down by all the what if’s. So you don’t let that forever problem kill your dreams.
So what is it that you really want? Not forever. Just for right now.
Check in next week for Sucky Thing #3!