Action Gets us Unstuck

It has been almost three weeks since I wrote my last blog. The more I thought about it, the more I became a bit disappointed, then frustrated. I was stuck, not sure where to take my writing next. 

What is the message I am looking to share? Is it time to move on from the theme of Perspectives? Do I weave in an analogy to Spring or College Basketball? Maybe I share my recent experience at my Photography workshop? Boy was I stuck. I could not get out of my own way. Ironic, because as a Coach my role as a Thinking Partner is to help my clients get unstuck and create a clear Call to Action.

Taking my own advice, I decided on a Call to Action. I called my friend and “writing coach” Richard to discuss my ideas and help clarify the way forward. 

As we talked, the idea came to me. What is holding back my community, you, from committing to defining and answering your Call to Action? Perhaps it is uncertainty about what you would like to accomplish. For some of us, it may be that you are not sure what to do next. Others just need a little push, encouragement or to be challenged by someone we trust. In some instances, we need to just relax, regroup and reconnect with what motivates and drives us.

Reasons We Take Action

In my discussion with Richard, he asked me why I was writing the blog to begin with. As I thought about it there are two reasons. 

  1. to encourage people to think more broadly and differently
  2. to challenge people to take the first step, challenge themselves to try something new. Define and take action.

Taking action for some is much harder than it is for others. Today I am going to ask each of you a question that I ask my clients – What motivates you to take action?.  What are you passionate about and an area of your life that you want to explore?  Send me an email and let me know.  https://bit.ly/contact_Alec 

For some it is the desire to make a career change. For others, to learn a new skill or hobby, satisfy a curiosity, reduce boredom, or connect with others to share ideas and experiences? 

Perhaps you are sometimes motivated by the desire to give back, make a positive contribution, or stand up for a cause you believe in. One thing I have learned is that we all have varying degrees of pain thresholds we need to overcome before we honor a Call to Action. Motivations may include the strong desire to change a habit or mindset, share with others or change your focus personally or professionally.

When it comes to our personal growth and development the decision to take action becomes complex. The investments of money and or time tend to be greater and the work required is a bit harder. Whether we are committed to challenging our traditional beliefs or assumptions, or learning new skills to advance our careers, change can be messy, hard, frustrating, and challenging. Change also can be incredibly rewarding. And at the risk of being overdramatic, at times life-changing or life-affirming.

What is holding you back?  

Take action. Set up an appointment. There is no obligation and our discussion will be confidential. The hardest step in any journey is the first step. My Call to Action for you today is to send me an email  https://bit.ly/contact_Alec .

If you are interested in learning more about Coaching please let me know that as well. If you would like, I will reach out to you to schedule a call, video chat, or we can begin an email conversation to explore how coaching can help you define your Call to Action to make positive change.

A special thank you to Richard for getting me refocused and challenging me to push through my writer’s block. 

Let’s start a conversation….

Alec

 

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1 comment

  1. Richard DA'mbrosio

    I find that taking action almost always gets me unstuck. Sometimes, I am paralyzed by planning something, and the abstract nature of a planning phase. But once I have specific actions I have to take, I can start to see those plans have practical steps I need to take, and the order that those steps need to come in.

    ACT is a great Call to Action

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