Look. I’m guilty. I’m guilty of procrastinating. Guilty of “learning” for the sake of learning. Taking in TONS of information. But, then I stall. I have so much info rolling around in my brain, that it freezes me. I have to remind myself that I KNOW what to do, I just have to DO IT (you know–like the whole Nike thing says!).
The number one catalyst for change is doing SOMETHING.
If there is a situation in your life you want to change or a goal you want to reach, but you’re not doing anything about it and still expect it’s going to change, that’s a PROBLEM.
In order for change to happen we have to do something different. We have to try something different. Sometimes, we even have to become the person who CAN meet the goal, which requires GROWTH.
And growth can be painful. However, if you think back on your life, anything big requires some pain to bring it to life.
Being uncomfortable, failing, being embarrassed: these are all signs that you are growing.
Change occurs is by taking action. However, too often, we talk ourselves out of taking that action because of fear or feelings of inadequacy. Somewhere along the line, we begin to think we aren’t good enough. How dare we dream that big?
Ask yourself this: what is something that keeps popping up on your mental “I should do that” list. We all have have those thoughts and ideas that are subtly floating around in the back of our heads. Lingering there calling to us. Think back to what you wanted to be when you were a child. We ask kids that daily, and we give them permission to DREAM. What were your dreams when you were a child?
Me, I wanted to be a teacher, a dental hygienist, and a cheerleader on the weekends. While only one of those came to light, I clearly had unrealistic expectations. Or did I? I most definitely am a teacher. It is the core of who I am. And, I like to think that I’m a pretty good cheerleader for the people in my life. (And as a mom to twins–the whole keep your teeth clean thing is high on my list!). The point is, at some time in our lives, we have all had these amazing, crazy ideas we wanted to try.
Nobody ever told us, “Oh honey, you can’t do that.” Think about your kiddos. When they tell you they want to be astronauts, you buy them books about the moon and watch shows about space. We encourage that curiosity. Why, then, do we stop doing that when we are adults?
So think about what’s on your “should list.” What do you want to do? Who do you want to become? What do you want to achieve?
What is that kind of nagging thought that’s in the back of your head and keeps showing up?
If you aren’t doing anything about it you’re doing a disservice to yourself and denying yourself to reach your FULLEST POTENTIAL.
Whatever is nagging at your soul, I am going to challenge you today to take action. Do SOMETHING to push you closer to what your dream is. START TODAY.
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