Sometimes it’s just hard to get going on a project.
We all make lists, simplify and prioritize, but what really is our first step to getting a project underway?
- Start with your end result and work backwards until you find the very first step that will get you started.
Here’s an example from my “To-Do” list:
- Put up more shelving in the warehouse: I already have the shelving, so I just need a spot.
- Pick a spot for the shelving: I have found a spot that makes sense and has easy access, but there is loose inventory setting there.
- Clear a spot for the shelving: I will have to move the loose inventory to another place, but that will just cause another mess, so…
- Put inventory in boxes. If I put the inventory in boxes, I can neatly stack them until I can process them at a later date, but I have no boxes.
- Get boxes. Here’s my first step! It seems unrelated, but without this important first step, I can’t go any further.
Knowing that all-important first step will rocket you toward your goals! (or at least get you started) 🙂