When thinking about making a change in my life, I can get stuck. The fear of making that change can keep me from moving forward in my life. If this is happening, then it’s like I’m paralyzed and unable to take action. In times like this, I try to remind myself. that it’s often not what I do that matters, it’s that I do something.
Making a change in your life is normally not a one step process and then you are done. Usually there are either multiple steps that you need to take or one step that needs to be taken over and over again in order to create the change that you are seeking.
To create the change that you seek you’ll have to take steps to achieve it. Those steps don’t have to be perfect, but they do need to be taken. You have to create some sort of momentum in order to change. Those baby steps that seem so minor in the moment are actually helping you to create momentum and to move you in the direction that you want to go.
Change is a process. Taking steps keeps you moving in that process. The path that you take to reach your goal may not be one that you expect. You may find that those steps take you on a winding path towards your goal instead of a direct route. That’s okay because you’re still moving towards your goal.
It’s not what I do, it’s that I do.
I see this play out in my own life changes. As my kids have moved out and moved on with their own lives, I’ve been following this new path. It’s taking me on this meandering path towards my goals, but it is still taking me there.
I sometimes feel like I’ll never get to wherever it is that I’m going. I feel like I’m not making the right choices or that I’m not doing the right things. Then I remember that this is a process of change. It’s not just one change and done. As long as I keep taking action even if it turns out to be the not so right action, I’m still moving forward. I learn from those imperfect and not so right actions and I still gain from them.
So, everything that I do is taking me towards my goals in some way or another. This is my reminder to myself that it’s not what I do that matters sometimes. It’s simply that I take action.
Have you noticed a resistance to taking that first step forward? What is it that holds you back from taking that step? Do you need accountability? Do you need ideas or permission to try something that might or might not work?
Let me just say you don’t need permission from anyone else. You can take that first step forward on the path towards the change that you seek. Your future self is waiting. Take that first step & get that much closer to your goals.
Remember, it’s not what you do, it’s that you do.
I can help you figure out what that first or next step is. I won’t tell you the direction to take, but I will help you connect to your own inner wisdom so that the step you take is the right one for you right now. Schedule a private session to get support for the process of change in your life.