If you take a snapshot of your world, everything in it likely exists along a continuum from chaotic to orderly. You may for instance be a good starter but a poor finisher, an effective delegator but a weak doer or you might have a clean office but a messy bedroom. No matter which aspect of your life you examine you will find that it is in a malleable (even when static) state of being.
Given that, why not set goals for yourself that are manageable, achievable and progressive? Nothing in your world, your body or your mind is fixed. Every last bit of it is workable. Some areas of your life might be farther from the goal than others, but no matter how far away you are from where you’d like to be you can always move things forward with a bit of specific effort.
You may not be able to run that marathon today, eat a perfect diet starting tomorrow or dance like you could as a child, but you can take steps to move in that direction – deliberate daily steps that will nudge you in the right direction. Take the little steps consistently enough and you’ll eventually find that a giant leap forward comes your way. Do this over time and you’ll be prepared when the cycles align in those rare configurations that make everything seem easier.
Paralysis only comes when you are unable to establish the progressive mindset in relation to an area of your living. If you don’t see a way out or the way forward is scary or unclear, you’ll likely sit in a heap and feel powerless in relation to the seemingly insurmountable obstacle ahead of you. But it need not be that way in any area of your living!
The important thing is that you start taking baby steps, here and now. You likely did it as a child (for how daunting is the idea to someone crawling that you could balance precariously on two little feet and start walking let alone run!?!), so there is precedent in your favor.
While I’m on the topic, I recommend that you get out of the habit of worrying about the odds. I’ve seen many people get all tangled up debating the odds – “Are they in my favor or not?” – without ever taking a step.
So, take a step!