What Is Stopping You From Starting

Zelda Okia, MDMotivationLeave a Comment

What is Stopping You from Starting
(and a little poem about dreams)

I think back to when I found my mentor coach. It began with my listening to her podcast. I liked the things that she said. Some of her podcasts made me question the things that I was doing and many assumptions made.

In one of her first podcasts, she asked why we aren’t getting things done. So I asked myself that question. Why wasn’t I getting the things done that I either wanted or needed to get done?

I came to realize that it was because of comfort. I got away with not doing those things. Even the things that I wanted to do. Even those things that I knew how to do. If it cost me nothing and I did not have to deal with them right away, then why do it? And I could always do it later.

But this attitude was completely uninspired. It did not push me to reach my dreams.

Here is a famous poem by Langston Hughes:


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Are you losing touch with your dreams?

Are you harboring thoughts that lead you to procrastinate and avoid doing what needs to be done? Or worse, are you not doing what you really want to do?

I was avoiding the things that I needed to get done. I did not feel like doing them. But when was I ever going to feel like doing them? If I waited until I felt like doing them, I would never start.

I had to just do it.

What is stopping you from starting?

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