Your Successful Beginning Starts Right Here and Right Now

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Your successful beginning is right here.

Creating your successful beginning isn’t as easy as you might think.

Indeed, the toughest moment in any project or activity is taking the first actual action step. Despite mental rehearsal and preparing the optimal environment, the first step is a big challenge for many people.

Is that true for you?

Making Your Successful Beginning

There are traditional methods for overcoming this hurdle and making a successful beginning. And approaches vary from one person to the next.

For example, many would say that the best way to get mobilized is to create an outline of your project. However, in the initial stages of many projects, too many elements remain uncertain for outlining to be either easy or productive.

Other people highly recommend a Zero Draft. They believe you should simply start writing, not thinking about spelling, format or structure. It’s a lot like brainstorming. Once you have something on the blank page, they reason, it’s easy to edit and sharpen your focus.

While these traditional approaches may work for some, it’s my belief that neither actually uses your time wisely.

Start your successful beginning at your ending.

Instead, begin a project by defining desired outcomes. Identifying your goal allows you to effectively visualize the overall result.

You don’t become mired in the topics you need to address, the resources you must consult, or the specific methods you will use. This definition of desired outcomes becomes the over-arching framework of your project.

Once the outcome is defined, you can work backward to plot the needed action steps.

So, why does this work?

Well, you are engaging in a form of goal setting that is flexible. You avoid false starts, going off on tangents, or feeling obligated to follow traditional steps in order to achieve your optimal results.

When you give yourself permission to define the desired outcomes in terms of what you want you automatically activate your powers of visualization. And your energy and focus are more fully engaged. You are creating the picture of what you want to make. And from that picture, the necessary steps will emerge.

Two keys:

If you are willing to experiment with this alternative to writing outlines and Zero Drafts, you will begin your project with the two most useful states of mind:

  • Awareness of what you want, and
  • Flexibility in how you achieve it.

In summary: Using this method you free yourself from the obligation to follow the rules.

So, I encourage you to experiment with this alternative approach. The creative focus you develop through this process will enhance your success.

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