Take the Next Step
The life you want won’t appear like a rabbit out of a hat. Magic won’t help. Just take the next step.
Fear stands between you and the life you want.
- Fear of failure.
- Fear you are average.
- Fear of success.
- Fear of being wrong.
The next step:
Do more than fear – love. When you’re afraid, look for something to love.
Do more than watch tv – read. I watch too much tv at night. How about you?
Do more than wish – plan. Plans enable you to check progress.
Do more than avoid – bring it up. Tough issues don’t magically disappear.
Do more than talk – listen to understand. Stay quiet for just two beats more than usual.
Do more than criticize – support. If you aren’t willing to support, stop criticizing. Ask, “What can I do to support improvement?”
Do more than gather – give. What can you give today? Knowledge. Resources. Encouragement. Time.
Do more than complain – improve. Notice your complaints. Stop talking unless you’re willing to participate in making things better.
Do more than react – reflect. Design three questions to ask yourself at the end of the day.
Do more than grumble – express gratitude. Gratitude doesn’t solve everything, but almost.
Do more than point out faults – improve yourself. Don’t comfort yourself with the shortcomings of others.
Do more than work – rest.
William Arthur Ward’s quote inspired this post.
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”
Which ‘next step’ applies best to you today?
What might you add to the above list?