Why Planning 3-steps Ahead is NOT a Good Idea

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The success of every plan, goal, or solution depends on what vantage point you’re viewing it from. Most people never even take the first step of a plan that could be the answer to accomplishing a dream. Why is this? Although many factors play into this “lack of movement”, more often than not the brick wall or un-climbable mountain shows up: we start imagining all the steps required to achieve the dream or solve the problem. It might look doable with the 1st step and maybe even the 2nd step, but when we get to the 3rd step we begin to see “the wall”. Our minds get to the 5th and 6th possible steps and suddenly it’s “no way”. We start thinking … those steps are not possible for me, or way to complicated. So … there’s the never ending story … why even take the 1st step?

Now remember, action never took place. The only thing that happened was an imaginary adventure in our mind. The biggest problem with this is that while imagining the 1st step may have been very possible and realistic, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th steps and beyond could never have been part of reality. Here’s the problem with that way of visualizing a dream.

No matter how many steps may be required to accomplish a dream or solve a problem, you can never solve a problem by viewing it from the “step 1” vantage point…or viewpoint. Because 99% of the time, if you just took the 1st step and then imagined the 2nd step, all the other steps would look entirely different. Once a step is taken it opens up a whole new set of possibilities that you couldn’t see from the viewpoint of “not having taken a step”. This is critical to understand. It’s a powerful secret that individuals who accomplish dream after dream understand very well.

The most important step you can take is…the 1st step…of any plan, goal, or solution. Action is the key to opening up your mind and all the minds around you to the perfect next step.

So … close your eyes if you have to … and take the leap of faith! Move the 1st step from your imagination and into reality. Take action! Even if it’s not perfect, the universe will show up and help you align with an even more perfect next step.

Jennifer-Becker-GavatarAuthor: Jennifer Becker
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