#115 Start in your mind

This is a part of Project W (double you)

Recently I have seen a video that was supposed to motivate me to start working with this dude on my fitness level and buy his products. Well, it wasn’t the best commercial I have ever seen, but I have still one thing in mind that this guy said.

“The fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line.”

Well, even though this is scientifically correct, what this dude doesn’t get is the fact, that it is not the getting from A to B that is so difficult. It is the getting started.

When should I start? How should I start? With what should I start? Who can I ask for help? When is the best time for starting?

The best way to start is right now! At least this is what the experts say, right?. Do I say this as well? Yes, I do! I have seen this in multiple areas of my life. If you wait for the right moment to start, you will never start.

The best time to start is right now! But how?

Start in your mind. Your mind is one of the greatest tools you will ever have the chance to work with. If you do not want to use it, that is fine for me! But please consider it at least.

What does an engineer do before building a spaceship? They simulate it. Why don’t you use that very same approach? It is that simple. You already have the software and the hardware. You just need to setup the simulation in your mind.

You want to start this project you are thinking about? That product you want to produce, this service you want to render? What ever it is. If you have an idea, this is everything you need. Have a seat, close your eyes and let the simulation beginn. What will you do? How will you do it? How will your costumers react? What do you need to change? Where do you need to be careful? Just run the simulation in your head. Over and over again! As long as you want to. It doesn’t cost you anything, trust me!

The more time you invest in thinking about this thing you want to start, the more experience you will gain. After really focusing on this, you will be able to know exactly what you need to do. You create your own business plan out of your simulation.

I want to start with real motorsport. I guess, this is not a secret anymore. What is also no secret is the fact, how expensive and hard this industry is. Just starting and see where this leads me to? Yes, this would be an option. But for me, this is not really feasible. I think too much, I am too afraid of the unknown! This would be a disaster for me! What I need is an exact plan.

So how is this supposed to help?

This helps you to really think it through! You will have good days and bad days. On one day you will be creative and a free thinker, on the other a realist that thinks “realistic”. Well, this isn’t bad entirely. The diversity will help you to already figure out what will work and what won’t. Of course you can not predict the future, but you can prevent yourself from doing mistakes that are easily avoidable.

Start in your mind. Figure out your first steps. And then proceed on chasing your dreams.

See you next time!

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