I’ve given you some tools to get you started on your quest. The fact is that, no matter how much information you have, doing anything takes work over a long period of time.
There are no shortcuts.
I thought that in absorbing a bunch of knowledge upfront, I could cut years out of the process. Like how people offering courses tell you that they’ll save you from years of heartache by sharing their mistakes. This is true. You won’t make my mistakes. You’ll make your own!
Get it in your muscle memory.
Not only does knowledge take time to sink in, skills physically take time to get embedded into your muscle memory. I’ve been accused of not taking my own advice when I’m overworking myself. The truth is, I just didn’t remember the revelations that I’d written about the month before!
So take your time.
Putting a deadline on when you’ll achieve greatness is a good set up for disappointment. Instead, make a scalable goal. The easiest way to imagine this is with a weight loss goal: Rather than saying you want to lose 30 pounds, say you want to get stronger, or have a healthier heart. So you start you lifting 5lbs, walking for 15 minutes. And the next week you increase to 6lbs and 20 minutes. And you increase steadily each week. Over time you will loose weight as a result of your training (assuming your eating less calories than you are burning, but this isn’t a nutrition talk).
Who knows exactly when you’ll achieve your original goal? It often happens while your working and you don’t notice until after the fact.
So don’t stress about the when. Just build a solid plan and get to work. If you’re consistent, you will reach your goal.
Thanks for tuning in to this blog series! I have one more post coming up about why Style Quest almost didn’t get printed: a lesson on overcoming fear.
It did indeed make it too the printers and will be arriving soon, so I will start shipping them out this month. As I mentioned, I’ve bundled these posts into a PDF that will come along with the book, as well as other goodies.
The digital package is now available separately as well. For $8 and no messy shipping, you’ll get all the digital goodies.