“Burn the bridges and go all in!” – Random bad guru.
Sometimes people will be hesitant to burn all their other options, or to try a new workout routine that requires them to eat perfectly and workout 2 hours a day. They think that if they can’t have the perfect diet, then there’s no point in going to the gym. They think that if their sleep isn’t perfect, then there’s no point to taking supplements. They think that if they don’t have the best YouTube studio, then there’s no point to posting a video.
Most goals require a myriad of tasks to be completed. Some tasks are far more important than others, and usually the most important tasks tend to be the hardest to execute. People feel like if they don’t do the most important task, then doing the others is pointless.
Doing some of the things initially, even if not the most important, gets you positive momentum – Truth Cake.
Doing everything, the small and big tasks, is clearly the way to execute on a goal. But a lot of people simply don’t operate like that and won’t start off doing the hardest / biggest task. For those people, there’s still value in getting the other things done to get some momentum such that the bigger more daunting task can be more easily overcome later.
What’s something you wanted to do that you never started because you thought that all the other easy steps were meaningless, and didn’t execute the larger step NOR got any momentum by executing the smaller easier step?