Why is it that when we know something in our life needs to be changed we spend so much time agonising about it that we end up doing nothing?
One of the reasons is we fear making the wrong decision and possibly making our situation worse. We then become stuck between the dissatisfaction with our current situation and the fear of taking a risk which might or might not improve our lot. What I have noticed is that once you do just one thing to make a change, then you are already on the path. It does not matter if this works out or not for you. The most important thing is that you have taken action. You can always review it and make the necessary changes later. There are very few actions which cannot be undone or rectified if necessary, and for those few which may have permanent consequences you need to accept responsibility, learn from it and move on. When you make a change which is a step in the right direction, you feel it in your heart. There is a sense of hope and excitement, and yes it may be tinged with anxiety and doubt, but that is what life is about. There are no guarantees. It is the things that we fear most which we need to move towards for that is the key to self esteem and confidence and a healthy self image.
When we hold back out of fear we rob ourselves of the joy of overcoming our self doubt and experiencing a sense of achievement. Taking small steps one at a time towards change allows us to try on how it feels when we act differently. These small steps are the building blocks to major changes. Think about something you changed in your own life and how you did this. What made you want to change and how did you take the first step? How did you feel when you were successful? Hang on to that feeling and don’t procrastinate any longer. As they say in that ad ‘ “Just Do It”.