Isn’t it weird how it can be so hard to start writing on a blank page (or computer screen!), yet once the first few words are down, it seems to flow much more easily.
It’s as though the blankness makes the task seem somehow more enormous, more overwhelming than it might otherwise be. And those few friendly words that start the first sentence are like taking the first, gentle step towards your goal.
And changing your life is like that.
While you’re sat there, thinking about everything that’s going wrong, worrying about why it’s not working and feeling fed up about how hard you’ve tried, yet you’re still going round on the same hampster wheel, it’s unlikely you’ll feel motivated to get up and get started, sorting things out.
Yet there’s something simple that can really help.
Sometimes having someone to walk beside you on the path of that journey is all you need, to give you the confidence to trust your intuition and start turning things around. No one else can do it for you. But it can make a critical difference, knowing there is someone you can trust, who will help you get back up if you fall over and help you find the map if you lose your way.
And, just like writing the first sentence on the blank page, it’s not enough just to make the decision that you want to change. You need to take the first action – start doing something about it.
What am I going to do differently this time, to mean that this time change will work?