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Take the Air Out of Fear & Get Stuff Done!

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I read a study that said 1 in 5 people are chronic procrastinators. They’re at constant stand still.  Sometimes I run into these people and they're dealing with the inability to move forward, make a decision, or take the next step.

How do you know if you're one of these people? Do you ever get stuck fearing you'll make the wrong decision? You spend sleepless nights worrying about the “what ifs”? Does every decision you make feel like the most important decision of your life?  Let's just start making decisions.  This is what I'll wear. This is what I'll eat.  This is what I'll do next.  Stop stalling and start moving.  Here are the steps that will make it happen.

Stop Stressing.

Take a deep breath and step away for a moment.  I recently read that looking at cute pictures for 90 seconds every morning can help you think more clearly throughout the rest of the day.  Why?  A healthy distraction can clear your mind and help elevate your focus so you can make better decisions.  It will take the air out of your fear and help you think clearly.

Take Note.

You’re thinking clearly, now weigh out your options. Get the decision making process out of your head and write it down on paper.  There’s always more than one option.  Don’t try to decide which option is best, just write it down.

Examine Outcomes.

Now that it’s on paper try to imagine you’ve made the decision.  Walk through each option and consider the outcome.  Every option has a best and worst case scenario.  List the potential outcomes for each option.

Pick Your Path.

Now you "know" the outcomes, trust your instincts and make a decision.  You’ve thought it through.  Trust in yourself.

Start Moving.

No looking back, no second guessing.  Execute your decision.  Your moving forward is more important than making the “perfect” choice. Take the air out of feat and get stuff done!

Question: What ideas do you have about overcoming a stall?

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Jeremy Walsh


Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy Walsh is xoombi Chairman of the Board. He has spent his career helping build organizations and developing people. He is a dynamic leader, former pastor, and business consultant with extensive business development, start-up, turn-around and general management experience.


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