Never be afraid to tackle something outside your comfort zone.
Don’t say maybe.
Say Yes I Can.
Because if you don’t try, you’ll never know what you can do.
Don’t worry whether other people think you can do it.
Their opinions don’t matter.
What matters is that you know you can do it.
Have faith in yourself.
At some stage, fear will set in.
You will do anything to avoid tackling this project.
This happens to everyone.
Don’t let it stop you.
Just keep going.
Distractions are inevitable. Work, social commitments, highland pipers.
Keep focussed on your task.
Be strong in the face of temptation.
Keep your goals in mind. They will keep you on track better than anything else.
There will be pitfalls along the way.
Unforseen events will interfere with your plans.
Your projected timeline will blow out.
Cows will eat your plans.
Don’t give in to frustration.
Accept that these things will happen, and keep going.
Friends and family can be difficult to deal with.
They mean well, but often they don’t understand.
Keep smiling. Remind them you will be back when you are finished with your project.
Sometimes disasters happen.
There’s nothing you can do to prevent it.
All your hard work is wasted.
It can be devastating.
You wonder whether there is any point going on.
Don’t cry over spilt milk.
Take a break. Breathe.
Recall your goals again.
You started this project for a reason.
You have a purpose.
It is worth it. This is not the end.
When it all gets too much, vent into the ear of a sympathetic friend.
Keep your support network close, to help you back up if you fall down.
They are your most valuable asset.
When you think you have nothing left, they are the people who will push you to keep going.
And don’t forget to ask for help if you need it.
You might get stuck, be unsure which direction to take.
Or maybe you can pass a job on to someone else, to give you the time to finish.
Sometimes the smallest actions can be a big help.
It only takes inspiration to start a project, but it takes perseverance and courage to finish.
Don’t give up.Screen caps from Bob the Builder: Project Build it Series 14: Episode 7: Put it together Bob. Thanks go to Cassie for telling me to write the post.