Do you ever find yourself suddenly doing the dishes, tidying up or pretty much anything BUT work on a desirable goal once you’ve decided to create change in your life. Ah, resistance!
Whenever I notice myself avoiding or resisting acting on something I actually want to do, I pay close attention to my excuses or even valid reasons for why I just can’t start now: feeling too unexperienced, knowledgeable or equipped; not knowing where to start; perfectionism (you know, the “I’ll start working on this project when I have all the possible information, skills and expertise to get it right…the first time around” kind of thinking), etc…
(Fill in the blank here with your own reason for resisting working towards a desired goal)
Although understanding where your resistance is coming from, sometimes the most effective or even only prescription for getting started is simple: Do it…NOW!
When we feel a little stuck in life, chances are that we are stuck in “analysis paralysis”, an “all-thinking-no-movement” syndrome. Small and directive action, regardless of how small, is an amazing anti-stagnation potion that can quickly lift a dark mood and negative spiral thinking.
So, with this is mind, what is a goal or project you’ve temporarily abandoned or been avoiding lately? What is one thing you can do right now to get you one step closer to manifesting this goal?
If you’ve come up with an answer, you’re halfway there. Now (yes, I mean NOW) do it! I mean it. Step away from the computer, hang up the phone, close your door and allow yourself 5 to 10 minutes to ACT on your intention.