This is part 2 of a 2 part series on Leaping into Life. For part 1 see: Leaping Into Life: Taking the Small Step
No More Baby Steps, Just Ginormous Vaults
In part 1, I stressed the baby step of establishing a plan for the lifestyle you want. Planning is essential to doing/going anywhere physically or metaphorically. Without the initial plan, you end up running around without a purpose.
If you haven’t set up the plan for your ideal life, then STOP NOW and go back and do that.
Now, on to ginormous vaults.
Actually Doing Something
I am like most people. I procrastinate. I wander. I do any and everything that prevents me from getting something done. I am also constantly improving upon this major shortfall. The key to turning the ship the right way is by taking action. Not just any action, but productive action.
What are You Doing to Improve You’re Situation
As I stated last time, one simple act I took to progress towards my aspirations was putting a sign up at my bedroom door that reminded me to do that which enforced my desires rather than that which kept me stagnant.
So, what are you doing to change things around? December 12th, I met Chris Guillebeau who has taken life into his own hands to help others and possibly dominate the world. You can do the same. In his talk that I attended, he discussed how he went from a nobody to a reliable source and wealth of information simply by taking action.
We can plan and plan and plan, however, most of the time planning just focuses our attention on a goal or desire. Taking action actually puts us in a position to get s*** done.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I love my life? (If you answer Yes…then stop reading this post right now)
- If I don’t love my life, what can I do today to get it headed in the right direction?
Today, I am speaking of the mammoth jump. What most people don’t understand is that this doesn’t have to be walking away from your job tomorrow. This could mean saving $10 everyday starting today, starting a blog, stop eating ice cream, cancel your cable, sell the majority of your possessions, and/or a million other things.
The mammoth jump isn’t what you do…it’s that you do something.
I made excuses for years as to why I couldn’t move to Australia. I saw it as everything else was holding me back when in actuality it was the man in the mirror doing just that. How often are you the one to hold yourself back? More importantly, how often do you acknowledge your fault in doing so instead of blaming others first?
Though I titled this section Stop It, I would be hypocritical to say that is always done on my part. I grow daily. My decision making is improving every day. I know telling you to just, “Stop It,” in regards to stop making excuses, is easier said than done. However, it needs to be done. We all need to do it. Excuses lead us nowhere other than normal. You don’t want a normal life. We both want the most interesting and exciting life possible. Otherwise, what the hell are we doing here?
Just Do It! Just take a simple action. Take a mammoth leap towards the life you want. Steve Kamb is taking the mammoth leap. You don’t have to buy a $418 ticket around the world, but you do have to do something.
So start already…
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