When we set out to achieve a goal, it can be tempting to focus solely on the end result. We envision the finish line, imagining the feeling of success and accomplishment that comes with achieving our desired outcome. However, it's important to remember that every journey begins with a single step - and sometimes those steps can feel small and insignificant. But it's these baby steps, the consistent showing up and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones, that lead to growth and confidence in our abilities.
Taking that first step can be daunting, especially when we're faced with the fear of the unknown or the fear of failure. It's easy to get caught up in the what-ifs and the worst-case scenarios. However, by focusing on the small steps we can take towards our goal, we start to build momentum and create positive habits that can help us overcome our fears.
Showing up and being consistent can mean different things for different people. For some, it might mean just showing up to a daily team call when they really just want to stay in bed.
By consistently showing up, we start to build a foundation of trust and reliability within ourselves. We prove to ourselves that we're capable of following through on our commitments, even when it's hard. This sense of self-trust is essential when it comes to taking bigger steps and facing our fears head-on.
As we begin to see progress towards our goal, even if it's just small improvements or incremental changes, we start to build confidence in our abilities. We start to believe that we can achieve what we set out to do, and that belief fuels us to take even bigger steps and tackle even greater challenges.
Of course, there will be setbacks and obstacles along the way. We might miss a day of our commitment to ourselves struggle to make progress on a new skill. But the key is to stay committed and just keep showing up, even when it feels like we're not making progress. The act of simply showing up and putting in the effort that can be the most powerful tool in overcoming our fears and achieving our goals.
Small actions build momentum create positive habits, and establish a foundation of trust with ourselves. As we begin to see progress, we start to believe in our abilities and can take bigger steps towards our goals. So, the next time you feel overwhelmed or afraid, remember that sometimes all it takes is a small step forward to start building the momentum you need to achieve your dreams.