Stop figuring it out.
It took me a long time to realize this, but hey, some lessons take a little longer, right?
And besides, if you don’t learn a lesson, the Universe has a way of sending it to you again and again, until you do.
In my case, it was to stop figuring it out.
Like many of you, I used to try to figure-things-out before moving forward.
“What should I say?”
“What should I do?”
I would put endless hours of energy into figuring it out…to no avail.
I couldn’t understand why I still had doubts. What was I still uncertain of what to do, when I was working so hard to ‘figure-it-out?’
Of course, I eventually realized I was answering my own question.
I had doubts and was uncertain, and focusing on that. That’s what ‘figuring it out’ means - it’s another way of saying “I’m not sure.”
Now, you’ve heard that ‘what you focus on expands in your awareness.‘
Remember the red car exercise? The more you focus on red cars, the more of them you’ll see.
Well, when you focus on ‘figuring-it-out’, instead of red cars, you’re focusing on ‘doubt and uncertainty.’ And guess what, you see more of that everywhere you look.
The Big Shift
If you want to end your doubt and uncertainty, you must make the big shift to…working-it-out.
Working-it-out means you’re following a process of do-correct-continue. You’re dedicated to action. Nothing happens until something moves. When you’re figuring-it-out, you’re stagnant. When you’re working-it-out, you’re in motion and moving forward.
What are you trying to Figure Out?
Make a list of the things you’re trying to figure out:
- What you’re unique message is…
- Who you’re ideal client is…
- How to actually like marketing…
- How to get out there and make a difference…
Once you’ve made your list. List one action you can take to move you in that direction. Just one. And then take that step. Once you’re done. Take another.
Congratulations! You’re working it out…and you’ve made the shift!
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