Yesterday, I talked about fear, and how fear can either paralyze you or propel you. Today I want to take this a step further and talk about action. What action are you going to take?
You see, we come up with ideas all of the time. Business ideas. Solutions to organizing our home. Best routes to drive to and from, etc. We have ideas every single day. Some ideas are a no-brainer to go put into action. Some require more brainpower. And I have realized that the more brainpower an idea requires, the less likely it is that we will do something about that idea.
If you own your own business, you are one of the few that had an idea and took action. Think about how many people do not take action on the entrepreneurial ideas they have. Tons! Why? Because it’s too hard!
I watched a TEDx video the other day with Steve Garguila. He said that action is a muscle. So true, right? So true! If you think about the fact that you can sit down on your couch, and you tell yourself “I’m only going to watch one episode on Netflix,” and yet suddenly you are 4 hours in, you have lived this theory. Action is a muscle and if you don’t build it, you won’t take it.
We have to practice taking action, which is why I said in yesterday’s episode that fear has to propel us forward. We have to take action. We can’t get into the habit of inactivity or we will never be able to move forward.
The other impactful quote I took from the TEDx talk with Steve was this, he said: Everything in life that is hard is just a series of things that are easy. 🤯
I had a business coach a few months ago that said take the hard, big, difficult, scary next steps in your business and break them down 3 levels. Break them down until you can look at the actions required and say, “Oh, I can do that!” Because most big steps in our business are hard. We have never done them before. We are unsure. We don’t want to mess up. We don’t even know where to start. So start by breaking down the hard steps into a series of easy steps.
So again, let me ask you, what action are you going to take? How are you going to build your muscles and create your series of easy things to accomplish the big things?