It’s a funny thing, isn’t it? Wouldn’t you agree that we’ve become so accustomed to trying to turn every sensation into a disease that people can mistake something as old-fashioned and wholesome as enthusiasm for anxiety?
I understand, it certainly feels like anxiety – the racing thoughts and jumpy energy, the almost pleasant difficulty in settling down and getting to work because it’s just all so exciting you don’t know where to start. Because you say you are feeling anxious in this matter – and I see your point there is a lot riding on the outcome – is not the same as confusing it with a bad feeling that somehow magically needs to be fixed, because this feeling you’re describing can easily be seen as a wonderful gift.
What a Joy to Feel So Alive!
You say you are almost jumping out of your skin – that means you are fully engaged in the process of living the life you desire and for that, congratulations. And as you relax a little, now, taking deep breaths and calming your mind down so you can sort out all the wonderful possibilities and cool things you are doing, it might be useful to think of this situation as an awesome gift – an opportunity to put everything you have into this project because it really does sound wonderful and it is easy, even for anyone else, to see how big and profitable this business can become.
Of course, you have a written plan, maybe even spiral notebooks or one of those three-ring binders where you keep everything organized because there are a lot of details to keep in mind and because you need all your energy free to apply to the task at hand your mind is probably the last place you want to keep them – you want to have all your resources free to apply to the doing so it is always a good idea to have things written down and placed in their proper order so that you may be able to put your hand on anything you need at any moment in order to take care of the next exciting element in your project.
And with all your notes and resources filed, you can just get to work and when you are feeling a little jittery there are a couple easy things you can do such as writing out your plan for the day and then even re-writing it, so it becomes more clear in your mind and you literally rehearse the steps as you create your to-do list so that is always a valuable component of the day. [Read more…]