Are you ready to take action?
There is always something to be learned from stepping outside of our comfort zone.
As a mum, I am constantly encouraging my daughter to try new things, to give things a go and to keep trying because, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. This week I had to give myself the pep talk and standing on the other side was horrible but I knew that I had to do it.
I knew that if I wanted to make a difference and actually meet new people, I would have to show up. That meant that I was walking into a room where I knew no one! That is a horrible feeling for an introvert like me. But it had to be done; and I did it and met some great people.
But why am I sharing this with you?
Well often life comes down to choices like these. Where we can stay on the easy path where everything is comfortable (not necessarily working for us but we are managing) or we can choose the unknown and back ourselves. The biggest question you need to ask yourself is what you want and how bad you want it. If you want comfortable and predictable then the answer for you is clear. If you want change or if there is a specific goal that you are hoping to achieve that is at the end of an unknown path – then the choice may also seem apparent. But is it?
Choosing the unknown takes a bucket load of guts, courage and self-belief. It doesn’t mean that it will be hard but it might be scary. You see whilst people often talk about taking the hard road – the journey will be what you make it. The hardest part, however, is taking the first step because you are stepping into the unknown and it is the unknown that scares us.
We also need to be prepared for the consequences if things don’t turn out the way we expected or wanted.
To choose the unknown means that we are choosing to take action. To do something we haven’t done before. Often, we can fool ourselves into saying yes, I want this, but equally make an excuse as to why we can’t take action right away. For example, how many times have you told yourself – the timing isn’t right. My clothes don’t fit. I need to lose weight. Whatever the excuse, it is still an excuse. If you are committed to your goal, nothing will stop you.
So ask yourself what do you want? Then ask yourself if you want it bad enough to take action?
If you are ready but need some help book in a free planning call with Lorrie today.