Imagine it’s early morning, you’ve just got out of bed and you are in the kitchen. You are on your own. All is quiet. You are about to make a cup of tea or a cup of coffee. So, how do you know the kettle or the coffee machine is working? You switch it on.
Taking action is the only way you know you can do whatever it is you focus on.
Also, taking action affects all areas of your life. Not only in your career, but in all areas of your life. When you say to yourself:
“mmm, I have an idea!” Or: “I wonder if I can do it?”
And then you choose to do nothing, not to take action, if you keep just thinking – or perhaps overthinking – and then doing nothing, in time, your life becomes a theoretical exercise.
You live your life in theory only.
Also in time, you start saying to yourself:
“Oh, I’ll never be able to do that!” Or: “No that is too hard”. Or: “I’m definitely not ready for it!”
When you say that to yourself and you check that internal thermometer, that we all have, that measures the temperature of our emotions, you may find that you are slightly annoyed or frustrated.
With time, annoyance and frustration grow. It turns into anxiety, stress, fear, lack of confidence, and insecurity and you end up doing nothing. You get stuck.
Or you can take action. So, when you ask yourself “I wonder if I can?”
You do it!
It doesn’t have to be something huge. It can be something quite small and simple. Now that we are all at home, perhaps you decide to move the furniture around.
When you start doing it, you become in control of the results. Even if you don’t like the result, you can always change it around. And you keep taking action until you get the desired result.
When you are in control of the results and you check inside your internal thermometer, you will notice that your emotions are at least at your neutral level. More often than not, you will find a degree of satisfaction and joy.
You are then in control of your emotional state.
When you have an idea and you put that idea into practice, remind yourself that you are in control of the results. And even if you hit a hurdle, that you struggle to overcome, because you are in control you can ask for help.
You can ask for advice.
Also if you don’t like the advice, because you are in control, you can seek other advice. You keep going until you get the results you want. And when you get the results that you want, and you check your internal thermometer, you will find that the levels of joy, satisfaction, and pride are high.
When you take action you have control of the results, you have control of your emotional state.
It is a win-win situation.
You do not lose. So here’s the challenge for a week.
Starting tonight or tomorrow morning, for a week until we meet again, Take Action! It does not necessarily have to be something huge. Perhaps if you run, run the extra mile. Or do something you have always wanted to do but never had the time to do it.
And as you do have the extra time now, the excuse of lack of time no longer exists.
When you take action, always take note of your internal thermometer.
See how you feel.
Perhaps neutral and perhaps a lot of joy. When you are doing this and hit a hurdle, you know what to do.
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About the Author:
Regina Brancato-Dunderdale assists patients in London UK and worldwide with Hypnotherapy for phobias, anxiety, fear of public speaking & limiting beliefs.
Why work with me?
The reason I do this job is that I love helping people. It’s why I have studied so hard, which has enabled me to reach the very highest level of my profession. I now have the skills and experience necessary to help people live a better, more positive life.