WOOHOO! It is Wednesday – the last day of the month and a day we are going to CELEBRATE you!
How many of you woke up this morning, and hit the snooze button? How many of you buried your head under the covers for just a few minutes more?
I will admit, that is me most mornings. I could use the excuse of health challenges but that isn’t always the case – sometimes, I just don’t want to get up. Have you been there?
What happens if you just push yourself to move – put those feel and on the floor? The simple key to moving forward (or getting up) is ……….
“The key is to get your feet on the ground and keep them moving!”
Simple, but so true.
In that split second when you decide to sit up, swing your legs over the side of the bed, stand up and start moving – something happens. You have made the conscious decision to say, “No. I’m getting up now,” and then followed through with action steps. Once I start moving, I keep moving! There is no turning back. There is a sense of accomplishment! What about you, do you feel that little tingle of pride. “You did it! You didn’t feel like it, but you got moving.”
Success is a series of good decisions. When you stack them up one on top of another; you build a wonderfully successful life. I know, getting out of bed doesn’t seem so major, right? But the actions that you took to do that can be applied to other areas of your life. One small step at a time….
It starts with getting up early so you can meditate or work out. Then it moves to choosing the grilled fish off the menu instead of fried (eating healthy). When you approach a big decision that needs to be made – break it up into small decisions. It can start with saying “no” to an opportunity that will lead you away from your vision rather than closer to it.
So what keeps you procrastinating? Will you head to the gym or come up with an excuse? Will you sit down and work on that project or turn on the television?
Here are 4 Ways to Get Unstuck in Five Seconds courtesy of Valerie Burton:
- The person that you’ve been procrastinating about reaching out to – when you finish reading this, contact them immediately. Don’t wait until later. Do it now – while your motivation is high.
- That thing you need to say, but can’t seem to muster the courage? Remember this: All you need to do is open your mouth and say it – honestly and kindly. That’s all that is standing between you and standing in truth.
- Ask for help from someone who is a “mover.” Sometimes we just need to get around somebody with vision, someone on the move. High energy is contagious.
- Stop thinking about your problem and think about a solution. Ask, “What’s the next easiest step that will move me towards what I want?”
In what area of your life do you feel stuck right now? Let’s change it TODAY! Let’s enter September ready to move forward and be unstuck.
Feeling stuck and being stuck are not the same. Feelings are honest, but they are not necessarily the truth. Feelings come from thoughts – what you say to yourself about your dilemma. Change your thoughts and you change what you feel. Change what you feel and you change what you do.
Staying stuck is a choice. Move towards what you want. Even if it is a baby step, get moving!
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!