We have always been driven all our life by our internal deadlines.
Education by 20, marriage by 30, own a home by 40 etc.
And then consider ourselves as a failure, if we did not achieve our goals as per those deadlines.
Instead, have a goal but never give up. No matter how long it takes. Pursue one goal and ensure you achieve them before you move on to the next one.
I started on my 1st business venture at 38. I feel motivated because I feel I am better off than people who never started at all. I took more than 6 months to decide and then I said ‘Enough of waiting…I will have a go’.
We procrastinate because we get overwhelmed, with too many things to be done, fear of failure etc. and it is part of the journey. It is perfectly fine. We are humans after all.
You need to be self-motivated all the time. Nobody understands your dreams better than you. Let others focus on theirs and you focus on yours.
None of the products we are using today had deadlines while they were invented. They had an end goal and the inventors did whatever they could and took however long was needed to succeed.
Today, after a long journey, I have no regrets even if I fail because I made a start few years ago. I will surely see the benefits in some way or the other.
What is more important is that I learnt along the way.
What you learn is more valuable. It will pay rich dividends some day for sure.
The key is to be self-motivated. Motivation comes within you.