Updated: Jan 13
Have you ever felt driven to make change, but have no idea what to do? Here's how to get unstuck.
So you've come up with some grandiose plan to improve the world, but wait, you don't actually know how to make it happen. Everything you come up with feels too out of reach and overwhelming, so you end up doing nothing. . . again.
Sound familiar? Same. That was me at 16 years old.
I had passion, I had ambition, I had work ethic, but I was lacking the most important thing: a plan. With no vision, I had no idea where to direct that energy.
It was super frustrating! It took me so long to make progress towards my goals. I was so focused on choosing the right thing, that I didn't start anything. Once I realized that you just have to start building something in order to find your thing, I finally got going.
Write a blog post every single day for 30 days.
Woah, say what!?
I know it sounds kind of crazy, but this guy knows what he's talking about. I just got off the phone with Isaac, an entrepreneur who is changing the landscape of higher education (a.k.a. creating college alternatives).
In our interview, Isaac shared such invaluable life advice for my book (now available!) It's the Depression for Me that you definitely do not want to miss. You can sign up here to get his best success hacks sent to you, before the book is even released.
Isaac has given this advice, to write a blog post everyday, to countless young people participating in his apprenticeship program, Praxis, and has even found it to be super beneficial for himself.
If you want to make change in this world, start by building something. It doesn't matter if you have no idea what to create, you just need to start.
This is HUGE. Stop waiting around for the perfect idea and start creating.
As Isaac said in our interview, "Get that process of creation going, and over time you will discover the best idea. You'll discover it better by creating than you will thinking about creating it." Tweet It!
Isaac is so right. Once I got out of my head and started writing about my beliefs and goals, I gained clarity on what I actually wanted to do. I'm even still in that process, and I definitely now know not to sit around waiting for the right idea to come to me.
Writing a blog post everyday was only one of the many pieces of advice startup mogul, Isaac Morehouse, shared with me. Want to hear the rest?
I've always been a firm believer in replicating success. If someone who's built two successful startups says writing a blog post every day for 30 days is beneficial, then you best believe I'm going to give it a try.
Looks like December is going to be a month filled with writing for me. Who's with me?
Comment below your thoughts about just getting started. Are there any tips or tricks you've found to be useful when starting a project, even without having a clear vision at first?
Let us know! Your story could be exactly what someone needs to hear to change their life.