What is the single most important reason which prevents people from taking action?
So many times we come across situations where we see either ourselves or others not taking the action towards our dream. We seem to know where we want to steer ourselves however at the same time we are losing all sense of direction and navigating to just about any other point.
What If we were to pinpoint the reason down to the one common denominator, what would this be?
There are a few things, but top of the list I'd say Fear.
Procrastination is closely aligned with perfectionism.
So the fear of being wrong, or not good enough gets in the way for many.
I always tell my clients ...
"Don't let perfect get in the way of progress"
This simple mind shift is often all that is needed to take the next step.
As you mentioned the word 'steer' I also like the saying "you can only steer a moving ship" . Sometimes it doesn't matter in what direction we are heading - belong as we are moving - and somehow, if our intentions are focused where we want to go, miraculous as it may seem, it all seems to work out just fine. (Sometimes even better than we imagined!)
Warmly, Lisa O
Hi Leo, I would say fear for most people.