As business owners, we're always busy. There are conference calls, meetings, paperwork, planning - hours and hours of activities that tie us up and keep us moving. But are they really moving us in the right direction?
At the end of the day, it seems like far too many businesses are guilty of making a mistake that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin tried to warn us about centuries ago - "Never confuse motion with action."
But time after time, we do exactly that...
In most cases, we know what the "one thing" we need to do is, but instead of tackling it, we throw ourselves into a thousand other tasks. Then we tell ourselves we are taking action. And we aren't exactly lying to ourselves, but we are definitely misleading ourselves.
Because taking action isn't enough - we have to take the right actions.
And nine times out of ten, the obstacle standing between us and achievement is fear.
So what can we do about it?
Finding Courage in the Face of Fear
Fear is universal. No one is immune. We all know that when confronted with fear, we ultimately only have two choices: fight or flight. It's ingrained into our DNA. And it seems like the majority of folks opt for the later. If you're one of them, it can feel like you have no other choice. But you'd be wrong. You always have a choice. You just need to get into the habit of making the right choice - to fight it out and win, even if it means failing in the process.
Failure isn't the opposite of success, it's one of the primary materials that paves the path to it. Without risk, there is no reward. So, instead of dedicating your efforts to avoiding risk, why not learn to embrace it? Not recklessly, but intentionally.
Here are four powerful yet deceptively simple ways that you can overcome analysis paralysis or the treadmill of useless tasks.
If you don't make things happen, you'll become someone things happen to. Empower yourself and your business to succeed by not just taking action, but taking the right actions. Looking for other ways to gain traction in your business? Contact us to see how we can help you along in your journey.
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