Day 22 Creative Challenge – Baby steps

I’ve had a project and idea I’ve been trying to launch for over a year. The real problem is that every time I turn to work on it, I get overwhelmed with how big it is. I start thinking about how much I have to do, where I want to end with it, and how much work it’s going to take. I get so overwhelmed and panicky that I tuck it back into a corner with a mental note that I’ll just get back to it when I have more time and energy. (I know that is totally an excuse. After all, I am the ultimate procrastinator).

So I’m going back to an old principle of mine. I need to take baby steps. I need to make this project manageable. I’m not unrealistic, this is a huge project. I know it’s going to take a while. So, I need to stop looking at the big picture and start making a road map to get there.

I started something this week, and it’s working wonderfully. I am writing down 5 things I can do to push me forward to my goal. Every day, I just do five things. It’s manageable and I don’t feel overwhelmed. It’s as simple as reading an article, sending an email, or making a phone call. This week alone I have made more progress than the past year towards my end goal.

5 baby steps can be used for anything. That art project we stick in the corner, the perfect job we’re trying to find, or even cleaning the house. Be creative with your procrastination. 5 baby steps completely make it under my procrastination radar. Just don’t make your steps too big!

Now go make a list of baby steps and get busy. Tell me about your journey. I’d love to hear!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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