I woke up this morning with the mantra “Just Do It” coming through my mind. I am always thinking about what the perfect thing to do is to bring forward the growth I want in this business. In that place of seeking perfection I often feel debilitated and stuck. When this happens I have 2 choices: One is life and the other is life draining. To stay in the conundrum is exhausting but to take action is to choose life. When I choose life I choose action.
There are a myriad of excuses that keep me from taking actions.
Sometimes I just don’t know what to do.
Sometimes I know what to do and I don’t want to do it because I don’t think that what I am doing has value or that it will pay off.
Sometimes the task feels too laborious or long and I think it should take less time.
No matter what the reason is they all are excuses of why you shouldn’t do something as opposed to why you should. Taking action extinguishes doubt.
As a rock climber I have learned that there are times you keep your thoughts quiet by just taking the next step. This is true even when the next step seems impossible, like when you need to walk up a vertical slab of granite that doesn’t look like it has a place for your feet to rest. Whenever I find that my feet can walk in thin air I remember that I love life, my gifts are needed and I get to continually find ways to show up.
I like the way Tim Lawrence phrases it:
“ I have no choice but to stand up and give of myself. You can hide your gifts from the world. Or you can put yourself on the line. People are literally waiting for you to move them. “
To give my gifts is to take action.
Today for me that is sitting down and writing this to you and admitting that I don’t know how to make it all feel perfect.
What I do know is that the continuous motion of a willingness to activate and do things brings about change.
So I offer you this in hope that my vulnerability elicits action.
My deeper desire is that our actions create the changes we hope for in our lives and that our ability to act in service
Here is a song that speaks into this place