The Remedy for a Rut is Action
If you’ve ever been stuck in a rut before, the thought of taking action can intimidate and frighten you. However it can also empower you!
If you learn to use it effectively, it can provide the fuel to keep you moving forward toward more fulfilling life circumstances. When you do this, you realize that there was never anything to fear in the first place, and knowing this will help keep you in forward motion.
Below are three simple steps that show you how to get started:
1. First, be sure you understand that your life is the way it is right now because of your hesitation in taking action! This is important because you’ll understand the importance of moving forward no matter how anxious it makes you feel at first.
2. Then, decide on one action to take to get the ball rolling. Think about your life right now, and ask yourself which situations you want to change first. You might choose your career, relationships, health, financial situation, or anything else that makes you feel powerless and stuck. Then think about one simple action you can take to inspire some positive change. It doesn’t have to be a huge action, just SOMETHING to start building momentum.
3. Once you’ve decided on your action step, you’ll have to push yourself to take it no matter what! This may seem incredibly difficult or even scary, but remember that most often the things you fear are not going to happen. In fact, you may not even have a clear reason for feeling scared – you’re just afraid of the “unknown”. Give yourself a pep talk or push yourself in any way you have to in order to move forward at least a little bit. After you take that first step, be sure to let go of any expectations of the things that will happen because of it, and allow yourself to feel great simply because you did something about it!
Repeat the steps and add others as needed. Even if you take a hundred small steps in a month, you’ll be putting forth positive effort to make changes in your life, which will bring about better circumstances.
It gets easier the more you do it, which eventually makes it seem almost effortless – and you continue to empower and strengthen yourself with every step you take.
Take action and keep moving forward.
To help you understand the importance of moving forward. start with your mindset.