What do I do next?

Aug 5, 2013 by

Are you ever unsure of what to do next?

What’s next in your life?  What’s the next move to make on a particular project?

Do you ever ask yourself, what should I be doing?

If you are looking at multiple options or multiple choices and not sure which way to go or which one to pick, always pick the scary one.

Stop and look at what is before you and what you are afraid to do.  That is your path.  That is the right choice.

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Doing the scary thing leads us down the path of discovery and opens the world to us.  It shows us exactly what we are capable of and reveals how truly un-scary the scary thing really is.  That perceived roadblock of fear is really the trail marker showing us the way we should be going.  It is when we push through that fear that we make giant strides forward and gain the understanding of how brave we are and how fear doesn’t matter.

I’ve been on a big building and moving forward phase in my life lately and a huge part of that moving forward and building a new future is pushing through that fear.  Not knowing where to go next can be frustrating and seemingly paralyzing.  An overzealous fear of failure can and often does halt us in our tracks from even beginning.  It is when we push through those fears that we realize we had nothing to fear at all and our world is open to a new future with new possibilities.

If you are stuck or struggling this week with not knowing what to do next try this.  Break down the challenge you are tackling into discrete steps you need to take.  Make the tasks small enough that you can understand them and begin working on them.  Then scroll through your list and find the one that scares you the most.  This shouldn’t be hard.  It should either jump out at you or give you a weird feeling in your stomach.  Which one of those items causes you fear or discomfort?  That is your number one task.  Don’t do anything else until you’ve started and completed that one task.

That will kick start the rest of your list because once you’ve conquered that scary task, you will realize it wasn’t that scary and the rest of the tasks will be easy.  You just have to start.  As the quote goes, “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.  Just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery.”

You just need to begin.  You just need to pick that scary task and go at it with all you’ve got.  Once you start the scary feelings will run and hide when met with your courage and bravery.

Your Truly Simple Action for this week is to pick the scary thing on your list.  Be bold.  Be Brave.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

 

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