The secret to stopping feeling stagnant in our careers...
How many times have you gotten an idea for something you want to do, start, or change, get really excited about it, and then when the time comes to start planning out how to make it real - your mind goes blank?
Ohhh yeah, we've been there too.
The first thing our mind wants to do when we start something new is to tell us all the reasons why we can't. It sounds like this...
...I don't know how
...I need to do XYZ before I can start
...I'll wait 3 more months and then I'll be ready
The only thing these thoughts are doing is delaying us from taking action.
We get so hung up on making the right decision and worrying about messing up that we keep ourselves from making any decision at all and we end up staying right where we're at.
So how do we know which action to take first? Here's the kicker, are you ready?
It doesn't matter.
Yep. It literally does not matter what action we take first. We just have to do something. How relieving is that?!
Taking action is the remedy to the fear that keeps us stagnant. The fastest way out is through and each action we take gets us a little closer.
So the next time you feel stuck, don't know what to do next or find yourself procrastinating out of fear...
Keep. Taking. Action.