We talked in a recent post about how dreams should be scary, but how you should also try to redefine your terms of success so you are not relying on the approval of others.

We are not in control of how others react and judge what we do, so the sensible approach is to focus on yourself.

Make sure you please yourself first, and it becomes considerably easier to finish your creative projects and the things you want to do in life.

Fearing judgement is natural, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also incredibly limiting – and a major factor that stops people being as productive and creative as they could be.

There’s a saying that you are what you do every day.

By starting your goals, you can begin the journey, and they start to become real achievable things, rather than vague abstract concepts.

Many of us spend months planning every little detail, without actually getting started.

Just the act of beginning adds some urgency to the project and helps you to bring your idea to life.

The challenge then, is to remain motivated, and keep moving forward. By beginning, and then aiming to do a little everyday, you can keep your projects progressing, and battle the demons in your head that will attempt to derail you.

Of course, some planning is valuable and often essential. But resist the temptation to overdo it. It’s easy to procrastinate in order to avoid actually committing and putting yourself out there.

One of the best ways to tackle this type of procrastination, and to sidestep the intimidation that comes with working on big projects, is to use the Pomodoro Technique – a wonderful time management technique. We love it so much we create a musical accompaniment for it,

Good luck with your journey – go on, start it now!