June 24, 2013 - Are you afraid to take the next step? Have you put a lot of time and effort into a project or an initiative, and now you are afraid to take the next step toward its achievement? What is making you hesitate? Is it the cost or investment involved? Is it your confidence about the value of the outcome? Is it doubt about your ability to pull it off? Is it because someone has given you contrary feedback? Is it because you see it as too risky? When you put a great deal of energy and focus into something, and then it becomes ready to launch or go to the next level of commitment or obligation, do you tend to put on the brakes or decide to focus on something else entirely? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, it is time to consider why.
Take an MM&I Moment to explore the possibilities of why the next step is too intimidating or no longer where you want to focus. First list what fears you are feeling related to the next phases or steps. Next, list anything that is making you hesitant to proceed including costs, perceived risk, lack of confidence, lack of time or whatever comes to mind. If you are seeing a trend in which you start and then stop on a regular basis, you should explore what is really going on within you regarding any potential fears of commitment, failure, or even a fear of success. When you begin to truly understand what is going on inside you that is related to what you are trying to accomplish on the outside, you will be amazed at how much you can release and then move forward through acknowledging, addressing, and then conquering those fears and embracing your true potential to succeed.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei
Yours in synergistic thinking,