Just Start

The largest inhibitor to success is not starting.

We spend hours upon hours learning, planning and strategizing.

Then doubt creeps in.

What if I mess up? What if I fail?

Then 98% of us stop.

All that planning was for not.

Just start.

I think I need to learn more before I start.

Sure, pick up a book or listen to a podcast or take an online course. But then act.

Just Start.

But I don’t know everything yet. What if I mess up?

No one was fully qualified when they started. But they started. They learned on the job.

When you mess up – you will learn something the book didn’t teach you.

You will get back up again, adjust and eventually find success.

Just Start.

I really have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve read some things and talked to a few people, but everyone is way more experienced than me.

They have experience because the started. They learned. They immersed themselves. They found success.

Just Start.

It’s really intimidating. I’m not sure I can do it.

That fear? Those butterflies? They are a good thing.

It means this means something to you.

Just Start.

The Impact of a Soda

We’ve all been there.

You’re in line at the fast food drive thru, waiting to order. You pull forward and out of the microphone comes, “What would you like?”.

This tiny moment of decision happens often for many.

In that moment, here’s a small thing we can try: Skip the drink.

But let’s not just say it. Let’s make this easy! How? Put a reusable water bottle in your cup holder.

There are 2 types of people in the drive thru:

  1. Those who have a reusable water bottle in their cup holder
  2. Those who have an empty cup holder

Person #1 has made their decision easy: skip the drink.

Person #2 is getting a soda.

What’s the big deal?

Let’s say they get takeout 3x a week. Here’s how this adds up over a year for Person #1.

Health

  • Eliminated 31,200 calories
  • Eliminated 8,580g of sugar
  • Eliminated 8,580g of carbs
  • Consumed 49 gallons of water

Financial

  • Saved $312/year

Little things can make a big impact. Putting the water bottle in your cup holder is a little thing.

You won’t notice a difference after a week. You perhaps won’t after a month. But after a year – you will feel and be healthier and you have $312 to use how you want!