“You’ve got this!”
So often when I’m coaching or teaching, I see symptoms that point to a decision making opportunity – confusion, inaction, frustration, analysis paralysis, and the fear of doing it wrong. Many times I hear
- Why can’t I take action?
- I’m not motivated enough.
- What’s wrong with me?
What’s worse is we can get really hyped up by people cheering us on saying, “You’ve got this!” and we get an emotional boost of positivity and think we can do it. Then when we’re by ourselves, we can feel paralyzed.
Has that ever happened to you? It’s happened to me when external influences push me forward and then I lose steam when I’m by myself. Instead, if you’ve made a decision, and you cannot take action, I invite you to look inside yourself for motivation by reconnecting with your values.
Research shows that connecting to your values energizes your decision making through to action. Although having friends to cheer you on can be really supportive, your values are always available to tap into for motivation.
- What makes this decision meaningful to me?
- How are my core values – my noble purpose – supported through and connected to this decision?
- What inspiring narrative does taking action create for the future?
Connecting with your core values energizes your next step, launches you beyond your limiting beliefs, and puts you in a powerful state of effective action. If you see the symptom of inaction I invite you to get curious and look at your values. Are you connected to what really matters?