Once you’ve decided that you are ready for a change in your life, you’ll need to start taking action to get you moving in the direction you want to go. You may be thinking that you have to wait for the perfect moment to get started on your journey; perhaps you are hoping to finish another project or feel things will be easier once your children get older.
Ultimately, you’ll probably never feel as ready as you’d like and you may be allowing your own personal doubt to keep you from the life you know you deserve. Once you decide to take the first action step, even if you don’t feel ready, you’ll be amazed at how the next steps appear right when you need them. Forward movement will help you stay inspired and momentum will build as you learn to trust in knowing that small yet consistent daily action steps are all that it takes to reach any goal, no matter how big or small.
All Goals Require Steps to Taking Action
Daydreaming, visualization, inspired writing and more are all wonderful ways to clarify what your personal goals are in any area of your life. While it is hard to overestimate the value of these daily habits in reaching your goals, without action steps, this mental work will simply not be enough. Action steps involve a certain element of risk and can be the scary part of reaching any new goal, especially at the beginning.
If you’ve been telling yourself that you aren’t ready yet, it’s important to look closely into that perception. You may simply be getting blinded by your own fears and doubts! Taking action before you feel ready doesn’t have to involve a dramatic change in your life right away; you can start with little changes and work your way up to the bigger ones as you grow more comfortable with the process.
Trust in the Next Step
Once you decide to take action, circumstances in your world will begin to change in ways you could have never imaged beforehand. There is a great deal of trust involved and you have to convince yourself that it is alright to take that first step, even if you have no idea what the second and subsequent steps may be. Perhaps you’d like to quit working a corporate job so that you can start your own business, but you cannot see how you’ll be able to pay the bills during the changeover period. In this type of situation, you could simply spend whatever free time you have creating the business of your dreams and take whatever opportunities open up along the way.
In regard to family matters pertaining to the status of a marriage, child custody, or post judgment issues, the Law Offices of Silky Sahnan provides an opportunity to consult with a certified life coach prior to making life-changing decisions to help provide clarity in achieving the goals you have for yourself and family. Eventually, you’ll be able to take a bigger leap, yet by the time you reach that point, you’ll feel more comfortable as you’ll already have witnessed how each next step has a way of revealing itself at just the right moment.
Stay Inspired and Build Momentum
Making a commitment to small yet consistent daily action steps is the best way to reach any personal goal. Although the steps you take each day may vary, forward movement, even if it is small, will help keep you inspired while the momentum of the project increases. Keeping a journal is a great way to validate just how far you have come. If you’re feeling down, read your past entries to get a feel for just how much closer you are to reaching your goals than you were before you decided to begin taking action.
There may come a point where a bigger step is needed to continue on the path; when this moment arrives, use the coping skills you’ve been practicing to maintain your faith and take the leap. Remember, confidence does not require the absence of fear; instead, confident people feel their fear and take action in spite of it.
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Action steps can be easier when you follow a formula that has already been tested and proven to work! On August 9, 2017, the Lease on Love founders Tom and Staci Bartley will be presenting a four step process to help you reach a state of peace and joy with your spouse or domestic partner. The event is titled “Lease Option Relationships: Your Four Step Process” and is open to everyone. Come join us and get inspired to take positive action steps in your life, regardless of whether you are new to the idea or are a seasoned veteran at reaching your goals.