Stop Focusing On Your End Goal


Stop focusing on your end goals.

Never thought you’d hear me say that, huh?

But seriously. Stop it. Stop it right fucking now.

Here’s the deal. Right now, you have something you want to get done. But you’re spending so much time making sure you know 100% what you want and 100% how to get there, that you’re doing jack shit.  

You feel like you can’t figure it all out.

You don’t know what your plan to get there should be.

It all feels so big and overwhelming, so you’re paralyzed. And your paralysis is making you anxious as hell.

If you’re ever going to do something, you need to take the pressure off of yourself.

Stressing out over the end goal isn’t helping you out.

Let me say that again, so you hear it loud and clear - stressing over your end goal isn’t helping you out. It is actively working against you, and keeping you small, and stuck in the same place.

If your goals are paralyzing you instead of motivating you, start ignoring them.

Instead, focus on the present and ask yourself, what’s one small step I can take to move forward today?

Notice I said one thing.  Not five things. Not the perfect thing.

Just one small thing.

I know it seems counterintuitive, because you have so much you want to get done, and your dreams seem so huge.  But part of your problem is that you’re setting so many goals for yourself that you feel overwhelmed.

So take the pressure off, and just start putting one foot in front of the other.

Do one thing today.

Then do two things tomorrow.

Keep it simple, small, and sweet.

If you take it one day at a time, and one imperfect step at a time, in one month, you’ll have a ton of momentum and action towards the life you want to lead.  You’ll feel confident that you can move yourself forward in your goals. You’ll feel confident, and fulfilled.

Honestly, it’ll feel pretty fucking awesome.

But don’t focus on one month from now.

Focus on doing that one, small thing today.

You’ll get there.  But first, you’ve got to take it one step at a time.




Gieselle Allen