What stops you from taking action?
Is it overwhelm, fear of failure, anxiety, and a host of of blocks, thoughts, and feelings?
How interested would you be in learning a way to effortlessly take action despite them?
When you implement what you are about to learn, you will dramatically reduce your “procrastination time.”
You won’t suddenly become a productivity machine, but you might, because you never know, right?
The simple secret to taking massive action is so simple that you may end up laughing when you discover what it is, but it truly works.
And you will discover exactly what I’m talking about when you use it in your own life.
Looking Into Your Future
When I stop myself from taking action, I look into the future. I try to plan and predict what’s going to happen, and not happen. What I need to do, and not do.
I’m sure you know where that thought process leads, don’t you?
There’s nothing but overwhelm, fear, and anxiety when I go down that path. Even though I know what I’m about to share with you in this article, I still fall into the trap of overwhelm and scaring myself.
And that’s okay. Not always fun, but okay.
What you may not realize, if you’re really good at overwhelming yourself, is that as you take action, you learn and grow.
This means that you cannot effectively plan ahead, because the wiser you become, the more different your future decisions become. You begin to look at things from a whole new perspective.
And this is why going with the flow, trusting your heart, and taking action is so powerful. When you move forward, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place when they need to, and with each piece, you see more and more of the bigger picture.
You don’t have to know everything to know enough.
Setting a goal is all well and good, but it should never stop you from taking action.
The goal is there so you have something to aim at, but you always want to be thinking about what you can do now.
How to Effortlessly Take Action
With all that said, let’s take a look at how you can start to take action right away, shall we?
The secret is asking yourself the following question: What is the next smallest step that I can take, right now?
You don’t have to plan everything, although sometimes it’s helpful, but when it’s not is when it isn’t moving you forward.
We’ve been taught that we need to eliminate uncertainty, but what you may not realize is that without uncertainty, possibility cannot exist.
So if you’ve been planning, and trying to avoid mistakes that you haven’t made yet, I encourage you to ask yourself what the next smallest step is that you can take toward the general direction of your goal.
I told you it was going to be surprisingly simple, and it is.
There is still one more step you can take if you want to take this to the next level.
Feel the End Result, Now
Have you ever made an important decisions while you were feeling bad?
How did it go?
We all have, and the result is often unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unwanted.
This is why I want you to imagine what it would feel like to have already accomplished your goal.
Then feel what it feels like in your body. And from this state of already having the feeling you want to have, ask yourself what the next smallest step is that you can take, right now.
This will get you effortlessly moving in the right direction without overwhelm, fear, or anxiety.
This doesn’t mean you’ll never feel negative, because you will, but it will get you moving, and once you’re moving, you become unstoppable.
You see, when you feel good and make decisions from a state of peace, happiness, joy, inspiration, or even fulfillment, it will lead to more of those feelings.
In short: Feel it, then take action.
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