Start small, dream huge but begin today.
That’s the message I got in my inbox today from one of my favourite leadership experts, Robin Sharma. Nothing happens until you take massive action.
It got me thinking about action and why so many people know exactly what they need to do, but they don’t do it.
They procrastinate. They make excuses. They even quit.
Truth is, fear and overwhelm take over. But it does not need to be this way. Staying where you are, not taking action because of fear will only keep you stuck.
Taking massive action doesn’t need to be something that has you shaking at the knees not knowing what to do. Taking massive action can be as simple as taking small daily action steps to start towards your outrageous goal, taking larger steps, and more risk as you go along.
Here are a few things that may help you take the action you need to take:
Get in touch with the fear. Why are you stuck. What’s really going on? Is it a past failure? Is it time? It could be as simple as the task at hand might be beyond your expertise (that might be a sign to outsource!) Bottom line is,knowing what’s going on will help you determine what you need to do next.
Do something easy. Do something easy but productive. Just DO SOMETHING. Call a prospect you have a good rapport with. Send out an email to your list. Follow up with your current customers. Do something that won’t overwhelm you but is productive and can yield results – results that will help you to keep moving forward rather than remain stuck.
Do something difficult. Contrary to the previous step, sometimes doing the very thing that will get you out of your comfort zone might be just what you need to move forward. Everything else after that will be a snap!
Review your goals. Revisit your “why”. Sometimes, not focusing on the action but what the ultimate goal and your ‘Why” might be the motivation needed to take the action.
Commit to the Power of 5. Take 5 action steps every day. 5 paces forward every day gets you closer to your destination. I wrote a post about this here.
There is nothing that activity won’t solve.
To your success and outrageous goals,