The Power of Getting Started with Nikki Fogden-Moore
These top tips from the Mojo Maker Nikki Fogden-Moore will get you out of waiting and into the driver’s seat to tackle any goal with focus and follow-through.
Part of this special editorial series is the next step on goal setting towards sustainable success: getting started – which is often the most challenging part of any endeavour. Whether it’s launching a new project, pursuing a fitness goal, or embarking on a career change, taking that initial step can feel daunting.
As a coach dedicated to helping individuals achieve sustainable success, I have a first-hand understanding that getting started is where transformation truly begins.
A new year is the ideal time to put fresh plans into action so let’s explore strategies to conquer this hurdle:
1. Clarify Your Vision:
Before you can take that first step, it’s crucial to have a clear vision of your goal. Define what success looks like for you. What are you aiming to achieve, and why is it important? When your vision is crystal clear, it becomes a compelling force that propels you into action.
2. Break It Down:
One of the most effective ways to overcome the inertia of starting is to break your goal into smaller, manageable tasks. Divide your goal into bite-sized steps, and suddenly, the overwhelming becomes achievable. These small steps provide a roadmap to follow.
3. Set a Deadline:
Deadlines create a sense of urgency and accountability. Establish specific timelines for each of your tasks to not only help you stay on track but also to prevent procrastination. Remember,
a goal without a deadline is just a wish.
4. Take the First Step:
Often, the hardest part is taking that very first step. Make it as easy as possible. Commit to spending just five minutes on the task. You’ll find that once you begin, it’s much easier to keep going. Momentum builds from action.
5. Overcome Fear and Resistance:
Fear and resistance are natural when stepping into the unknown. Recognize that these feelings are part of the process. They signal growth. Embrace discomfort as a sign that you’re pushing your boundaries and making progress.
6. Create a Ritual:
Rituals can help establish a routine and signal to your brain that it’s time to work. Whether it’s a morning ritual to kickstart your day or an evening routine to prepare for tomorrow’s tasks, consistency fosters productivity.
7. Find an Accountability Partner:
Share your goals and progress with a trusted friend, mentor or coach. Knowing that someone is holding you accountable can provide the extra motivation to get started and keep going.
8. Visualize Success:
Close your eyes and vividly imagine yourself achieving your goal. Feel the emotions associated with that success. Visualization not only boosts motivation but also reduces the fear of getting started.
9. Stay Adaptable:
Flexibility is key. Plans may change, unexpected obstacles may arise, and that’s okay. Adaptability ensures that you can pivot when necessary without losing sight of the end goal.
10. Celebrate Small Wins:
Recognise and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. These victories are milestones on your journey. Celebrating them fuels your motivation and reinforces your commitment.
11. Silence the Inner Critic:
Your inner critic can be your biggest roadblock. Challenge self-doubt and negative self-talk with positive affirmations and a growth mindset. Believe in your ability to overcome challenges and reach your goals.
12. Reflect and Refine:
Regularly review your progress and adjust your strategy as needed. What’s working well? What needs improvement? This ongoing reflection keeps you aligned with your vision.
Getting started is about taking that first step, and it’s often the most challenging. However, by implementing these strategies and embracing the process, you’ll find that starting becomes a habit.
Each new endeavour becomes less intimidating, and your journey toward sustainable success becomes a series of exciting beginnings.
As a coach who leads by example, emphasise the importance of getting started in your coaching practice. Share your own experiences of overcoming inertia and achieving your goals. Your authenticity and practical guidance will resonate with your audience, inspiring them to take those crucial first steps towards a life of flow, fast decision-making, and intelligent success.
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