So you’ve got the call. You have more than an inkling that there’s something else you want to be doing with your life. And although there’s a lot of work to get there, you’re pumped, you’re certain, you’re going to do it.
And now, you’re ready for inspired action. What is a powerful step you can take on the path of your new direction?
For many people, what pops into mind is: I could research some options….I could look into some schooling…..I could buy a book on….
Hold the phone! Researching is not inspired action, my friends. Researching, in this manner, is a way of staying safe. In fact, it’s a way of staying stuck!
Researching is a way of feeling like you’re in forward movement toward your new goal and a better life. But it doesn’t change much in the physical world. True, you may become better informed. And sometimes being more informed makes us feel more prepared which can embolden our action. But not always. Often researching simply creates analysis paralysis.
Check in with yourself and notice the next time you get that jazzed up feeling about your new direction. Do you jump into the internet sea of possibilities? Go swimming in the deep waters of what exactly should I do?
A more important skill to develop here would be your sense of self-trust. Your internal compass of truth and boldness.
A powerful step forward is scary, risky, and takes courage. It’s outside your comfort zone. You could fail. You will grow. You will start becoming who you need to be successful on your new path.
Research works, as part of a powerful step forward, when it’s embedded into the action. Like this: attend the next local informational session related to your new goal and speak to 3 key people for advice on moving forward. The research part is already included because you’ll need to find out what events there are, compare options, consider which people would be the most valuable to speak to and prepare what you will say. You grow because you are getting out there as a Representative of your New Path.
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So where are your hiding behind researching and planning? What would be a powerful, inspired action you could take instead? One where the research part is inherent to the action? Start there!