Stop Waiting To Feel Ready

Are you waiting to feel ready or feel more confident or more courageous to get started? Newsflash, stop waiting! You don’t have to feel ready or more confident, you just have to train yourself to take action.

It’s a losing bet to wait to feel ready. Why? Because you can’t control how you feel.

The good news, is you can control how you think, and how you behave.

If you only make decisions based on feelings, you’re robbing yourself of joy and activity. [More on this in Antonio Dimasio’s TED Talk on “The quest to understand consciousness.”]

Mel Robbins has a little hack that can help. The next time you find yourself hesitating to take action (the brains signal to try to prevent you from taking action), count down 5-4-3-2-1 and then do. This can help you break the habit of hesitating.

To learn more about this technique, check out Mel Robbins’ interview on the Lewis Howes podcast. There are tons of great nuggets in there.

What do you do to help you take action?

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