Action is a necessary step if we want to make a change. We can wish all we want, but if we don’t do something different, things will stay the same.
“You can’t cross a sea by merely staring into the water.”
by Rabindranath Tagore
Isn’t this a great quote? If we’re on the distant shore from where we want to be, we have to do more than just stand and dream. What would help you take a step forward?
When I decided that I wanted to start writing this blog, I spent awhile just thinking about it. I love sitting in my office, working with my clients, but I wanted to find a way to reach out to a bigger audience. I am not very computer literate, so nothing happened until I asked my friend, Sara Caputo, of Radiant Organizing, if she could help me get things set up. She was great, and in no time, the blog was up and ready to go. She became an important mentor in helping me get a wider internet presence. I’ve done all the writing, but she had the technical knowledge that I lacked. It certainly didn’t hurt that she is also an awesome expert in the area of productivity here in Santa Barbara!
Is there an expertise that you lack, that’s keeping you stuck? We all need support. Even if you know what you need to do, and you know how to do it, building a support network is a very wise thing to do. Who can you choose to cheer you on, and to celebrate your successes? Who can lift you up when you’re feeling temporarily down? Those are important needs that we all have when we want to go from here to there.
Don’t just stand on the shore looking out to where you want to go! Move your feet. Pick up the phone or send an email and ask for help. One step will lead to the next! You can go as slowly as you need to go. The main thing is that you get started. You can do it!