Clichè have become an important part of our lives and condition the way we live; while some of them are rather harmless for our happiness (i.e. “things aren’t what they used to be”), others influence heavily (and often wrongly) our choices in life.

This week’s topic is closely related to last week’s one – I’m not enough. In addition to “not feeling enough”, sometimes we don’t reach our goals or dreams because “we don’t know where to start”.

Let’s stop and think about it for a while: what does “I don’t know where to start” mean? Usually, it doesn’t mean that we literally don’t know where to begin, but rather that we feel this goal is so far and unreachable that the mere thought of all the things we need to do to get there, discourages us. It’s more or less like when we have a day full of things to do: if we think about it in the morning, we don’t even want to get out of bed!

When we don’t know where to start, the best thing to do is writing a list: what are the things I have to do to get there? What can I do today? If, for example, my goal is to find a new job, what do I need to do? If I need to update my resume, can I do it today? Or, can I make a list of places I can go or websites I can visit to find a new job?

The same goes for all my goals, both personal and professional. There’s always something to start from, and if we begin with something easy, we will be able to overcome the “I don’t know where to start” cliché.