Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
~ Anthony Robbins
Have you ever been stuck in a rut of inertia before? If you have, you probably know the sense of helpless futility that takes over your life when you find yourself there. You want your life to change, but you feel powerless to do anything about it yourself. You may find yourself constantly making plans to improve your life, but never quite getting around to taking action because it seems so intimidating.
Though taking action can intimidate and frighten you, it can also empower you! If you learn to use it effectively, it can provide the fuel to keep you moving forward toward more fulfilling life circumstances. When you do this, you realize that there was never anything to fear in the first place, and you’ll never get stuck again!
Below are three simple steps that show you how to get started:
1. First, you have to take responsibility and realize that your life is the way it is right now because of your hesitation in taking action! This is important, because you’ll understand the importance of moving forward no matter how anxious it makes you feel at first.
Then, decide on one action to take to get the ball rolling. Think about your life right now, and ask yourself which situations you want to change first. You might choose your career, relationships, health, financial situation, or anything else that makes you feel powerless and stuck. Then think about one simple action you can take to inspire some positive change. It doesn’t have to be a huge action, just SOMETHING to start building momentum.
2. Once you’ve decided on your action step, you’ll have to push yourself to take it no matter what! This may seem incredibly difficult or even scary, but remember that most often the things you fear are not going to happen. In fact, you may not even have a clear reason for why you’re scared – you’re just afraid of the “unknown”. Give yourself a pep talk or push yourself in any way you have to in order to move forward at least a little bit. After you take that first step, allow yourself to feel a sense of accomplishment for having done SOMETHING and definitely be sure to let go of any expectations of the things that will happen because of it. What matters is that you took action!!!
3. Now that you see that nothing terrible happened and you feel good about having done something, DO something else. Use the empowerment from your first step to help you take another and another. Keep pushing yourself to take more steps in the direction you are going. Consider this: Even if you take a hundred small steps in a month, you’ll be putting forth positive effort to make changes in your life, and this can only bring about better circumstances!
The good news is that taking action quickly begins to build momentum. Just as chronic non-action can create a cycle of negativity and stagnation over time, being proactive can create a positive cycle that continues to grow! It gets easier the more you do it, and the momentum will eventually makes it seem almost effortless – and you continue to empower and strengthen yourself with every step you take.
Wishing you renewed momentum!
P.S. So, I know that sometimes we are just NOT able to shift into action by ourselves. Try as you might, you may not be able to do so. Maybe you don’t know WHAT you need to do or maybe you don’t know HOW you need to do it. I know… I’ve been there. But don’t go to bed ONE MORE NIGHT feeling stuck and unable to move forward. IT does NOT have to be that way.
I’d love to help… In any way I can. I have been where you are…I understand. Click HERE to go to my calendar and find a time for us to chat. I’ll help you sort things out and get you going again. Your life is waiting for you on the other side… you just need to take ONE little step to get there.
Love and blessings!!
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