When I started out in my business I went straight into consumption mode. I went to my trusted source (Pinterest) and started to dive into article after article about all the steps I should take to be successful in my business.
I thought that the more information I consumed the better I would show up in my business, but I was missing the key ingredient … action!
I realized that I was consuming information to keep myself safe! If you find yourself stuck not able to take action it is time to look at your fears. It is so much easier to consume information because that is a safe activity to take. I don’t actually have to grow outside my comfort zone when I consume information.
When it comes to your goals what actions are you taking that aren’t actually getting you closer to your goals? What action items are you procrastinating?
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
― Karen Lamb
When it came to taking action I really had to build awareness around my fears. I had to come face to face with why I didn’t want to take action towards my goals. Once I was able to build awareness I was able to find the courage to move through my fears.
To be confident in your goals you don’t have to be fearless, but you do need to have courage. It takes guts to put yourself out there and risk failing. But failure can be your greatest teacher! Reframing failure can help you gain the courage to take the first step out of your comfort zone and towards your goals.
When it comes to stepping outside of your comfort zone you don’t have to do it all at once. So often I thought I had to go zero to one hundred as fast as possible. I needed to learn how to slow down and take small steps. When I wanted to go from zero to one hundred I would become overwhelmed with all the tasks I put on my list. When I was able to break down the tasks to small manageable steps I was able to take action consistently. I was able to see more results with less effort.
I wish I could write that I never procrastinate with consuming content, but that wouldn’t be true. But thankfully I am now able to catch myself when I start to do it, and I can pick a task that will actually help me achieve my goals.
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