Have you ever felt that you want to start something but couldn’t motivate yourself enough to take the first step? Imagine a scenario. It’s been years you want to start your dream project, your passion, you work which you can’t live without. You are excited every morning about the work but the moment you return from your job in the evening, you lose all the motivation you had at first place. And this goes on for months and months. You are now beginning to hate yourself for not starting. You slowly begin wondering whether you’ll ever start your dream project. What should you do in that case?
I went through the similar situation and finally learned how to get free from it and start that project right that very second. Ready to find the solution? Every time you feel like you are delaying working on your dream, ask yourself,
“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”
And then block all the external disturbances you have and just concentrate on that question. Think about it. Think very deeply about it. Get serious about it. Believe it to be true. And if you do what you just read, you won’t need to think even twice about how to start your work. Chances are, within minutes you’ll be pumped up to work and forget the rest.
Why this approach works?
Everyone is afraid of death. But the dreamers are afraid of death because they might not accomplish what they want to do. You don’t want to leave this world without making an impact and not serving millions of people who need your help. Do you? This question will help you clear all the doubt, confusion and tiredness you have and will truly help you focus on the task at hand without even delaying a single second.
Next time you feel stuck, ask yourself this question and see how the magic unfolds. For now, “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”