Easy Steps to Make Changes in Your Life
Step Three: ACTION!
Finally We Take Action
NOW we are ready for action. Not until Step 3. As I have mentioned earlier, there is method to my madness.
One of the greatest mistakes we all make when desiring a change in our life is to jump into taking action out of a feeling of disgust or judgment. We get really frustrated with something in our life and we begin to do something.
While at least it got you going, action doesn’t last when it comes from a negative place. (While there is a psychological reason for this phenomena, it is beyond the scope of this post. Just trust me!) We quit, fall off the bandwagon, whatever you call it, it doesn’t last.
When action comes from a positive space, a place of excitement, a place of possibility, action steps become more effortless. You can’t wait to jump out of bed to get started!
Moving toward where you want to be is always easier (and more fun!) than away from where you don’t want to be.
You now know:
- WHAT you want,
- WHY you want it, and
- WHEN you want it.
- You have also begun to build some personal strength around what you want.
You are primed and ready to take action!
We have made it to the HOW.
The how can leave us hung up in three ways. Follow the instructions for the HOW that is hard for you!
“I can’t get started!”
Maybe it is because the starting is overwhelming or maybe it is because the inertia of your status quo is too strong. Regardless of your reason, your job is to continue working on Step 1 and 2. You need to deepen your excitement about what you want and what you are building and build up your personal strength around it.
Then make sure your very first action step is uber-tiny. We’re talking, “Are you kidding me? I can’t believe that even counts as an action step it is so insignificant!” Make it so easy you can simply fall into your action step without any effort. Once you get going it will be much easier to keep going.
“I can’t imagine how to create what I want.”
Chances are you are a very practical, reasonable, person and you like to have a plan all mapped out before embarking on a trip. As Abraham Lincoln said, “You don’t have to see the top of the stairs, you just need to see the next step.”
Can you see the next step you need to take? I bet you can. Once you take that step, the next step will become clear and you can take that one.
Well laid out plans can be challenging to create when you are manifesting something in your life that you can hardly imagine yourself doing. When your dream is outside of your comfort zone, a stretch, it is then also hard for you to imagine what you can do to get there. Don’t worry. Just take a step…then another…then another. You’ll be amazed at how it unfolds!
“I’ve started before. I never continue.”
Ah, yes, but, may I point out, that this time is truly different. You have built some umph behind your desire before you began. You just need your next step.
AND you need Step 4 and Step 5. Coming soon….
All right, it’s time. It is time to take your action. Here’s what you need to do:
- Decide your next steps.
- Schedule in your calendar when will you do it.
- Tell someone what you are doing (or lots of people!) You are 200% more likely to do something if you write it down and 400% more likely if you tell someone.
Are you ready? Go!
Leave your thoughts in the comments below or let me know on my Facebook page. I will leave thoughts there periodically and I would love to hear how you are doing, too!
Here’s to fabulous changes!