This is the tough part. It is the one part of my preparation, that until I am actually at the Camino I won’t know if it was worthwhile or not, but it needs to be done. For me I find this hard. It is easy to have an excuse and that one morning won’t matter, which can turn into 2 or 3 before you know it.
I relate this to myself as a business owner completing marketing activities. You know that it is beneficial but sometimes it is hard to stay motivated as you can’t initially see the direct benefit from each activity. Then the leads come in and you are a little bit more motivated. The problem is it is a little hard to get motivated for walking once you are on the Camino. For me I need to make the fear of not completing the Camino bigger, to give myself the kick up the butt that I need. What do you do for motivation when you can’t see instant results?
Then I see the issue looming, as I do with clients completing their bookkeeping. It is something they do not like to do or are not confident with completing (i.e. I do not like walking because I have to, getting to a certain place is fine) and thus keep avoiding until it ends up as a mountain and worst case, a Tax Office issue. At the moment I can relate to this. It is the thought that I am wasting my time and might not be doing the perfect thing. Talking to my friend, who is a personal trainer and has completed the Camino, gave me a little bit of a reality check – is doing something better than doing nothing? On top of this I then did what I am definitely not an expert at – I asked for help to develop a plan.
All of a sudden all the stress is gone and I just need to be diligent and follow the bouncing ball.