Stop Moving The Goalposts!

Last Update: August 10, 2020

Are you waiting for everything to be perfect before you start❓

Stop that 💩!

I heard a great analogy a few days ago as part of the coaching I’m in and I’d ❤️️ to share it with you.

Would you go out and buy the first Apple Iphone 📱 today❓
You may remember it, big, chunky and compared to what we have today it’s a brick.🧱

But if Apple had waited until now to launch the Iphone 11 📱 well they wouldn’t be where they are today. It just wouldn’t happen, they had to start somewhere.

Your “stuff” doesn’t need to be perfect to start in fact it probably never will be.

START and you will grow and your website, your blogs, and your offers will morph and get better as time goes on.

But please just start❗️

Get yourself out there, help people, learn your craft and sooner than you think you’ll be seeing the success you desire.

How do you overcome perfectionism, procrastination or self-sabotage❓


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sandi32 Premium Plus
Guilty!!! I am so guilty of this, Heidi. Perfectionism is my curse. Either that or I start tons of projects that I never finish. Oddly enough, I work really well out of desperation. When I was in college, I would procrastinate horrifically before beginning an essay or paper. I was so convinced that it had to be perfect from the get-go and, if it wasn't, I would fail and everyone would find out that I am a fraud who can't write my way out of a paper bag. So I would wait to begin until the day before, do my writing and re-writing all at the same time, and then stress that it wasn't "good enough". I once stayed up until 2 am to complete a final paper for a writing class. Then, when I received an A on the paper., I breathed a sigh of relief that I was able to convince the teacher that my writing was good.

I do wish that I could build that sense of urgency with affiliate marketing and setting up my website. If I can convince myself that it is something that needs to be done out of desperation, It would be more likely to get done.
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HeidiY Premium
I'm hearing ya about starting a heap of projects and not finishing anything Sandi, I think we do it because we know we have an excuse not to finish then. If we only had one project and didn't finish it we would feel guilty.

I am focussing on doing just that at the moment, cutting everyhting back and just doing what matters.

I wish I had some definite answers for us on how to fix this, but thats what I'll be trying.
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Isaiah14 Premium
One of the best techniques that has help me make improvement is putting the hard things at the top of the list, or first in the day, before the easier tasks. Even if I struggle with it, I at least tackled it and accomplished something

Thanks for the post, Heidi

Isaiah 😊
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HeidiY Premium
Perfect Isaiah, I did blog on exactly that a while ago called "Eat that Frog" 😂
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Isaiah14 Premium
Thanks Heidi - I just checked it out too - it's right on the mark!
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Twack Premium
I am not guilty of never starting anything, I will admit that I do start many things and then just leave them languishing in a state of permanent infinishedness.
However, I am aware of this and taking steps to remedy the situation.
It reminded me of a quote by Mark Twain.

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

Great post Heidy, thank you.
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HeidiY Premium
Sounds like a serial problem for us Twack, I am great at starting not so good at finishing, "shiny squirrel" 😂😂. I am trying to cut everything back, give myself one project to complete, something with the definite outcome that I can point to to say it's finished, before I move onto the next excitng project.

Trying for a lot more discipline from myself!! We will see how that goes!!
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Twack Premium
We're obviously walking a similar path, as that has been my renewed intention over the last couple of weeks. Not quite going as planned yet but I am keeping the 'intention' front and centre.
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roysinOnline Premium Plus
I have just one comment to this, and that´s Nike has nailed it with their motto:

Just Do It!

Work dilingently and continously towards your goals, step by step, every day.

If you never expose yourself and your niche to the world out here,nothing will come out of what you do other than spending your time on, in fact, nothing!

great motivation, Heidi!

-Roy-
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zydegeaux Premium
Your comment brings to mind Joe Burrow. Joe was a little better than average quarterback at Ohio State. And injury cost he a whole season. Then he was barely beat out for the starting job.

So he transferred to LSU. He arrived too late to go through spring training but won the starting job anyway. He a decent 2018 season but nothing to make the NFL scouts take particular notice.

Having already graduated he only had to take one online class to be eligible. Football was.his full time job. He practically lived at the training facility. His life was football pretty much every waking hour.

Everybody expected him to be better for the 2019 season but nobody expected what happened. Joe had the greatest season ever go a college quarterback. Passed for over 5600 yards. 60 touchdowns and broke almost every record on the books.

Won the Heisman trophy. Gave a great acceptance speech where he broke down when he talked about the poor kids boot having enough to eat in Athens, OH, his home town. That prompted donations to the Athens food bank of over $1 million.

He was the first player picked in the 2020 NFL draft that was held from the homes of the coaches and staff and the commissioner because of the pandemic

Joe just signed his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is guaranteed$36 million.

As great a QB he turned out to be through his work ethic he is a better human being.
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roysinOnline Premium Plus
This is a great story, Neil. It gives a splendid example on Heidi´s message!

-Roy-
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zydegeaux Premium
I am not a Cincinnati fan but as an LSU fan I am rooting for him. If football doesn't get cancelled. A lot of colleges have already cancelled their 2020 seasons.
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RickSea Premium
If we wait for the "perfect" time to start we'll never start.

As Zig Ziglar said "you don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great!"

Cheers

Rick
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