What is Stopping You from Taking Action?

No one likes to feel stuck.

To avoid getting stuck, your only choice is to keep moving. But there is always something stopping you from taking action.

You may have different excuses for why you’re stuck but the lack of money and time are the typical ones.

The truth is, in most cases, it’s the lack of direction that tends to stop everyone from taking action.

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll Read

When you have too many options, you end up spending most of your time analyzing your choices.

That’s what makes a fast food restaurant operate faster than a classic restaurant. Having fewer options on the menu equals getting more orders at the cash register.

To make faster decisions, it’s better to minimize your options. That’s also the reason why people like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg wear the same outfit every day.

But even with less option you still need to have patience. It’s important because you’re not going to find the right direction at your first try.

You should start at the base camp while looking at the mountain top. It’s a long way to get up there and it may even look scary, but is that a good excuse to give up?

To get to the mountain top you need to leave your comfort zone and trust in your vision.

But it’s easy to just stop, look up and never do anything. You need to take the first step and overcome resistance.

The good news is you don’t need to know how to get up there or how to do anything for that matter. You will always find the way as long as it’s your priority and you’re willing to do the work.

Now to find the direction, all you have to do is ask someone who’s been up there before.

They’ll be more than happy to tell you their story and strategy. It’s their achievement and people like to talk about what they’ve done.

Asking is powerful. But it starts with you and how you approach it. Don’t just ask and expect that it’s people’s responsibility to answer you.

You need to ask in a way that people feel good about sharing their knowledge with you.

They want to know you’re serious enough about your journey and all you lack is a little guidance.

Otherwise, you can ask with a bad approach and stay stuck at the base forever because no one likes to answer an arrogant person.

Your attitude and how you get things done have a lot to do with you getting to where you want to go.

No one will pick you up on the road if you’re hitchhiking with your hands in your pocket or your eyes on your phone.

No matter what you want to get done, there’s someone who’s done it already. You just need to make a plan, have the right mindset and the ability to put the hard work.

The rest will take care of itself in a way that all you do is taking action, moving fast and never getting stuck again.

I’ve taken on a 90-day writing challenge to get better at writing. Every business day I write about my life lessons including wins and fails.

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