Learning new things is overwhelming. And can be incredibly difficult. It can also be very paralyzing.
For me, when I have something new on my list to do, something I've never done before, I tend to overanalyze and overthink it. Instead of putting my head down and learning what I need to, I put it off. At least for a little while.
And in the mean time, you know what happens? I stress over it. Like, wake up at 130 in the morning and am awake for an hour and a half stressing over it.
It would have just been easier to learn the new thing and get it finished than stress and fret over it!
But I like to do things the hard way. At least for a little while.
So you know what I did this weekend? I took one whole day where I just sat and I did the hard things. I googled and I learned and I made mistakes, but I learned. I implemented things that we've wanted to do, I updated things that we needed to update, and I created new programs we wanted to create.
I no longer put it off. I put my big girl panties on and I made it happen. It was a lot. And I had lots of learning curves. And google became my best friend. But I did it! And I feel a relief and a weight off my shoulders for having done it.
Truthfully, had I done it as soon as I said I was going to, I probably wouldn't have stressed and had sleepless nights worrying over it. But like I said, I like to do things the hard way.
But it's what we tend to do. We put the hard things at the bottom of our list and they just keep being pushed further and further back.
When, in reality, the hard things should be at the top of our list. Those are the things we should do first. These are the things that are going to move us forward and make us better.
And one day, the hard things will no longer be the hard things. They'll be the easy things, the things you do without even thinking about it. The things that get easier and better as you continue learning and growing and getting better.
So another goal for 2021 is to do the hard things first. To no longer put them off and stress over them. To set aside the time and learn and do the hard things.
I'm all for growth and learning this year. To be better at what our business is doing and to do less better. Two weeks in and I'm on my way.
Do the hard things first, my friends.
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,