I thought about it for minute. Did we really launch that quickly? I thought back over every meeting, every project, every decision and realized that in fact, no. We took our dear sweet time.
The only difference I could see, though, was that from the moment we had the idea, we started doing.
Often times, people get stuck in the talking phase. They seek out approval, sharing their idea with everyone under the sun. They research everything to death. And before they realize it, a year has gone by and all they’ve managed to accomplish is to scare themselves out of starting.
There’s a lot of energy that goes into the talking, and if you ask me, it’s energy wasted. We discussed things, sure, but attached to every discussion was an action step that we held each other accountable for. When I’d get stuck, Myra would carry the weight and vise versa.
I’ll say this, Bliss wouldn’t have launched without her. Where I saw roadblocks, she powered right through. Taking her own as my partner was the missing piece to the puzzle. Once we agreed to go in on this thing together, it was full steam ahead.
We held each other accountable. We held ourselves to a higher standard simply out of respect for our partnership. It’s easy to excuse away letting yourself down, but you’d think twice about letting someone else down. That was the key to our success, I truly believe it.
We each did something every single day that would power our journey forward. Whether it was setting up a page on our website or creating a document that corresponded with out packaging, one little step after another was all it took.
When you look at the big picture, it can overwhelm you into paralysis. Break the whole process down into actionable todos, small actionable todos. And then commit to crossing one thing off your list at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be somewhere new.
I’ve stopped mid project a few times over the last few weeks just to marinate in the feelings of gratitude. I’m so thankful we didn’t stop. I’m so proud that we kept each other moving forward. I’m so proud that we didn’t give up.
My life looked a lot different only a few months ago. But each tiny step, every little todo crossed off our list, brought us here today.
And trust me, if we could do it,
so can you.
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