Every now and then, my mind gets hijacked by a deluge of random thoughts. And each time that occurred, I wished I had captured them. Sometimes, I jot them down either on a notebook or the phone. Other times, I just let them go by. And today, in the midst of an evening run, I experienced another episode. Only this time, one of the thoughts said:
“Blog it, starting from today, and now is a good time.”
And here am I, writing my first post since this blog site was created almost 2 years ago. Unbelievable! I’ve deliberately left the original “Hello world!” post dated March 5, 2011 to remind myself of how well I have mastered the art of procrastination. I’m not proud of that, but I’m glad that I finally figured out what got in the way.
It’s silly, but real. I got stuck at filling up the default “About” page. Fed up with feeling stuck and not knowing what to say about myself or this site, I simply deleted it. And then came a breakthrough! Barrier removed. No more obstacles. I’m free to get on with capturing my random thoughts.
Somehow, things always seem simpler in hindsight.
Today, I learnt that getting clear on “What’s really stopping me?” and taking small actions to address that can be a great way to jumpstart myself into action.
So, what’s really stopping you from doing what you want to do?