Whether the outcome is good or bad, only action will get you out of a state of doubt.
Sometimes, not knowing or being paralyzed by doubt, feels safer than stepping into the reality of what is waiting for you on the other side.
Sometimes, it feels better to just live in a state of doubt and leave things alone as to not shake things up in your life.
Action brings change. Change brings a lot of fear.
Is it any wonder that I and so many other people would rather do nothing and stay in the limbo of doubt for the rest of our lives than to face the consequences of taking any action that may disrupt what we already know?
In trying to get luckybaglove.com off the ground, I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and taking lots of action. With that comes a lot of risks, which is scary.
Sometimes taking action resulted in figuratively stepping in dog poo.
Other times, taking action resulted in confirming what I was already feeling about a situation or person. Usually, it turns out that your doubt was completely warranted.
Sometimes taking action brings you to a new place, like being able to do something you couldn’t do before, or becoming a business owner.
Other times, action brings you to a whole other level of doubt. For example, I have taken action in creating my business, yet, I am still riddled with doubt.
Will I ever make a sale? Will the business ever be profitable? Was this all a stupid idea? Should I never have started?
It’s tough because sometimes doubt doesn’t end with just one action. Sometimes, it takes multiple, continual action, over a long period of time, before you see any sign at all.
Here’s to all of us who are taking action every day towards our goals.