Packing has begun as I am due to leave for a long trip abroad in a couple of weeks. Given that it’s a long trip and the climate is the complete opposite to my current climate it requires a bit more than just throwing my regular wardrobe into a bag and heading for the airport.
I don’t know about you, but for me planning for a trip requires making lists of things to do before I leave, a list of items to pack and ticking them off as they are packed or completed. Thus, ensuring that calm peaceful feeling when you close the door as you head to the airport.
As in life, moving forward in the direction you want to be going requires planning. You set goals and take the necessary action steps, tick them off along the way to achieving your goal. Sounds simple, right?
Then that little voice says but everything isn’t perfect, what if my initial plan doesn’t work, what if something happens that I have not accounted for, what if I get half way and realise I don’t have what I need?
As much as I would like to pack everything but the kitchen sink for my trip for ‘just in case’ I need it, I can’t. It is not possible to plan for every eventuality. Most of us don’t like uncertainty and the unknown. It’s scary. There will be unexpected outcomes or events that will throw your initial plan off course. The truth is, you may never be 100% ready or feel 100% comfortable, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start.
You will work it out as you go along. You don’t need to be perfect to start, just willing to change and grow along the way. You will learn skills as you need them. You will find or source the resources you need as you need them.
I am not saying don’t plan, I am just saying don’t be scared to start. It is a lot easier to tweek and change something that is already in existence than something that is just an idea.
Looking at my shareable quotes page, you will notice the change in the quotes that I have made. At the time of publishing the first image I was terrified in case it wasn’t perfect. I started with a set idea and colour scheme and made changes that I felt were necessary along the way.
Are you brave enough to start?