Taking The Hard Steps


I am busy all the time either working with clients or working on building the business and making it so other potential clients can find me.  Working with people and helping them is nothing new for me but building a business… marketing and promotion of what I do is a totally foreign and new to me.  It is a completely new skill set that I am learning to master.

Many times during the day I catch myself facing a task and pausing for some unknown reason.  It could be making a phone call or getting ready for a meeting of some sort.  These are the steps that sometime just feel difficult to take.

I have come to recognize that this is a huge clue to what I should be doing or in some cases not be doing. The steps or tasks that I hesitate on are actually signs confirming what I need to do next.  The more resistance that I feel tells me how important it is for me to proceed.  It is counter-intuitive but it is proving to be true time and time again.

It is all about building momentum.  Once I make a call that I am intimidated to make or do something else that is beyond my comfort zone then it is not as daunting anymore.  Every difficult step only leads me closer to my goals.  Every difficult task I complete seems to multiply my momentum.

You don’t get to enjoy the journey when you’re tied up in fear.

Life rewards action.

What action are you going to take this week? What hard steps are you willing to take?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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  1. […] We all get stuck at points in life, where we lose all of our momentum and instead of moving ahead we sit still. More often than not, when we are stuck like that, it isn’t even in a “bad place” but instead, we are entrenched deeply within our own comfort zones and immobilized. And even though the next step that we need to take might be a small one we still see it as a very hard step to take. […]

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