Imperfect Action

Trying new things can be nerve racking.  It causes us to get out of our comfort zones and it tests our abilities.  I know for me, speaking to large groups of people terrifies me!  I think to myself, "oh yeah, no problem, I can do this."  But then when the time actually comes I stand up there and my mind just goes blank and I freeze.

It happens to all of us.  It means we are normal.  It's good for things like that to be hard.  Hard is often referred to as a negative word, but I think of it as a way to become better and reach our full potential.  If we didn't have things that were hard, or mountains that we had to overcome, then what would be the point of living?  We are here to become better versions of ourselves and to push the limits of what we think is possible.

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts yesterday (Craft Cast with Alison Lee) and she had on her show a woman by the name of Christine Kane.  She is a songwriter, performer and life coach. Alison and Christine were speaking about the fact that so many people, whether it be in their business or in their personal lives, have a hard time with confidence and getting out and trying new things.  We always have this fear that we are going to fail at something or that we are going to do something wrong.  We care to much about what other people think.

Well Christine said something that really stuck with me.  She said that we need to start taking "imperfect action."  How we are going to know if that song we wrote is going to be a hit if we don't get it out there?  How are we going to know our truest potential if we hold ourselves back because of our fear of failure.  We can't just sit and wait until "next time" to start making a difference in our lives.  It's not going to just come to us.  The only way to get better at something, or to gain confidence is to take action and continually do it!

Even the greatest celebrities and important people in today's world started with that one decision to get out there and make things happen.  We've all been there.  I know for me, every time I write a blog post of do a video blog I am worried about, "Does this sound ok?  Am I making sense?  Is anyone really reading this?"  But then I put those thoughts aside and just go for it.  Like I said before, the only way that I am going to get better is to take "imperfect action" and learn from it!  And if you don't feel like you can do it, just ACT like you can and eventually you will be able to!

So stop waiting around until "some day" decides to show up at your doorstep.  Make "some day" be TODAY!  Take that "imperfect action" and become a better wife, mother, business owner...a better person, because you decided to jump in with both feet and reach your full potential.

I know you can do it! Now believe in yourself and follow this formula for success (by Alison Lee)  and you will see amazing changes start to take place in all areas of your life.  This has become my new motto.
Fear + Action =  Results with Confidence

Aly