Are you craving for a change?
Living in status-quo ready for something different?
Overwhelm by fear, sadness, debt, anger?
Things are painful enough that you must be thinking “there must be a different way.”
Pain can act as a catalyst for change.
You are ready to do something outside of your comfort zone.
So you ask for ideas, feedback, on how you can start to do things differently…
Yet you find yourself responding with
Excuses start to pop up such as “I can’t afford it” “I don’t have time” “Nobody is going to like it” “I am going to get rejected”
You know, yeah sounds like a good idea but…
Yet the but is what keeps us stuck in that spot of paralysis and inaction.
How do you move through the but and into action?
- Acknowledge that the “but”and the excuse that pops up in your head. What is it telling you? Is it a fear based on reality or just an old limiting belief that no longer works? Can you discern if the but is something that you should follow through or just ignore it?
- Re-connect with “Why” are you craving the change? Sometimes going back to the “‘why” can serve as fuel to take action
- Break things down into literally bite size actions that will take 5 minutes or less to do. For instance if your big why is to get a new job? Yet you are overwhelm by updating your resume, searching for jobs, etc? My suggestion is to set-up an accountability partner whether is a non-judgemental friend or a career coach who will help you break the process down into manageable pieces.
- Let go of the judgment. I know easier said than done, but I believe the self-judgment, expectations on the outcome are the essence what is keeping us from taking action. The “fastest” way to let go of the judgment is bringing yourself back to the present moment. Right at this very moment.