begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu
December 1st. It isn’t the new year, but it is a day of new beginnings for me. It’s exciting!
Today marks my website re-launch date. I still have a lot of work to do on the design and more than a few things to figure out on the technology side. But progress, not perfection, is what matters.
In late September when I decided to get back into the “wannapreneur” business, I set December 1st as my start date. This date was like Christmas to me, whether I was ready or not, it would arrive and I would celebrate and honor the occasion with whatever I had, wherever I was.
Although I am not quite ready to “go live,” I am determined to not put this off either. Delaying only serves to reinforce my feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty. I look at my list of things to do and feel overwhelmed. It makes me want to quit, to stay in my safe little bubble of sameness.
But I’m an adventurer! This past summer, Earl and I planned a 2-week hike on the Appalachian Trail.
I didn’t know if I would be prepared for it. I did the best I could, and on the day we were scheduled to start hiking, we started hiking.
We took that single step, and then another.
Today I take my first steps on a new journey. Today I launch my site although I know it is not all I had hoped it would be for this occasion. But for now, today, it is good enough.
What goal do you have that would be well served with a solid deadline? Are you ready to use this “go live” deadline as a driving force to keep you moving toward that goal?
Share your goals and deadline in the comments box. Let me help you accomplish your goal!