Undoing the Elephant Mindset is a 10 day challenge designed to help you identify the false boundaries you’ve created in your own life, recognize the deeper reasons you stop yourself from stepping outside those boundaries, and then break free from the ties that hold you back from living a life you are passionate about. What you’ll need: a notebook or blog or computer, a desire to reach for more in your life, and an open mind.
Day 7: Set Up the Conditions for Step One
If you created your outline/timeline and you know what the first step is, this challenge should be easy. You’re going to set up the conditions to make step one possible. This will mean something different for everyone. Perhaps you have to create a writing schedule to get yourself started with step one, which maybe is to write 1,000 words a day for a week. Or maybe you have to set up the financial conditions to take the first step (take out a loan, draw up a savings plan, create a budget for yourself).
Whatever step one is, think about what you’ll need to do to begin. If you need to ask your spouse for help around the house while you set aside an hour or two a night to create the inventory for your etsy.com store, awesome. Ask. Set up the conditions to make step one possible.
Now, with this challenge, you’re not actually taking step one yet. You certainly can if you want to, but today is a day to get organized with your goal and to clearly identify what you have to do first.
Today’s challenge: Write for 15 minutes about the conditions that would need to be in place in order for your step one to be a success. Write honestly about all the things that would need to be lined up for this to work really well for you. Then set those conditions up, however big or small they end up being. Just make sure by the time you’re done writing, you actually move forward with setting up those conditions. It will make taking the first step much, much easier if you know you’re all set in the preparation department.
If you feel up to sharing, please leave a comment below. You can either write your entire day 1 challenge in the comments, or just give us an overview of your goal and some of the main points you wrote about. See you tomorrow for more Undoing the Elephant Mindset!