How do you start something new?
It’s one of the most intimidating things. It’s the lack of starting that kills most tasks and projects.
Procrastination is putting off the start. Your new venture gets put off because the start is too hard.
How do you start on a task when you’re procrastinating because it’s too hard? You make it super easy.
First, pick a task. Is that too hard? Randomly choose one, to make it easy on yourself.
If you’ve picked a task and it seems too hard to get started, make it even easier: just do one minute. If that’s too hard, just do 20 seconds. That’s so easy you can’t say no.
Start A Habit. If you want a habit to stick, star so incredibly simply that you can’t fail.
What if you want to do much more, because you’re excited? Don’t. Start as simply as possible. Why? Because the sticking-to-it is made much, much easier if you are doing a tiny habit. Try forming the habit of running for 30 minutes a day, and then try the habit of 5 minutes of running a day. Which do you stick with longer? I can already tell you the answer: the easy one.
Start A New Venture. How simple can you make this new business? How simple can you make the product? Make it even simpler.
Let your new business or product do just one thing. And then make it do less of that one thing. Sure, later you can iterate and add a feature or two, but as you get started, do as little as possible.
You won’t be able to fail to start, and in the start is everything. It is where new worlds are created, new journeys begun, new lives born.