Feel Your Way Into Acting

Out of town, so re-posting an old post today…

I was talking to someone a few weeks ago who is stuck in a certain (and important) area of his life. He doesn’t like where things are headed, and he knows what to do to change the trajectory. The problem? He doesn’t feel like it.

This is one of the key problems that keep us stuck. If we want to “feel like it” we will wait forever. ‘Cause we never feel like it. So we need to act. We need to do the right thing, take the necessary steps, not because we feel like it, but because we need to. 12 Steppers would say we need to “fake it till we make it.”

The cool thing is that research has proven that our feelings follow our actions (rather than the other way around). So if you act, even though you don’t feel like acting, you’ll soon start feeling it. So: Don’t feel like going on a date with your spouse? Do it anyway, and soon you’ll feel like it. Don’t feel like losing weight? Start the diet, and soon you’ll feel like it.

And if, instead, you choose to wait till you feel like it? You can plan on staying stuck forever. (So have fun with that!)

So … what step do you know you need to take to get unstuck? Take it.

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