When it’s time to “take action” on something, what are the thoughts and feelings that overcome you? Is it fear and anxiety, or excitement and enthusiasm? When we are called to action, many of us are energized to put our nose to the grindstone and dive all in. However, for others, the mere thought of taking action can create feelings of uncertainty that paralyze us from taking any action at all.  The good news is that these feelings can be altered simply by changing your mindset.

According to coach and speaker Steve Garguilo, there are three common styles of “taking action.”2 The first is taking no action; the second is taking action very slowly, and the third is taking massive action and going all in. Taking action is actually a mental muscle; therefore, the more it is practiced, the more it becomes muscle memory and easier to do. Of course, action requires thought and thoughts are energy. Having negative or positive thoughts – and your belief in them – influences the process.  

Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says more and more people are changing their mindset by tuning into and asking a source greater than themselves for help when action is required. “My success comes from spirituality, not finance,” he says. “Every time I fail, I grow from it. I ask, ‘What did I learn from it?’”1 

Here are tips to change your mindsets when it’s time to take action:

  • Ask yourself, “What is my purpose and motivation for taking this action? What and who will it serve?” Statements close your mind, whereas questions open your mind.
  • Meditate, or be in silence, while tuning into a source greater than yourself; asking for clarity of what best to do. Then listen to your intuition. Listening is one of the best ways to learn. 
  • Visualize the results you would like realized, using all 6 senses.
  • Set intentions and/or pray with the emotional vibration of gratitude; your vision has already formed.
  • Be aware of your emotional energy and your feelings while maintaining an attitude of gratitude. 
  • Be committed, enthusiastic and passionate. “Nothing has ever been accomplished in any walk of life without enthusiasm, without motivation, and without perseverance,” said famed basketball coach Jim Valvano.
  • Persevere with determination. When confronted with a ‘NO’ – consider it as a “New Opportunity.”
  • Be flexible in your emotional intelligence. Many times a redirection can be for the best. 
  • Be strong in faith, the belief in yourself, and in a source greater than yourself.
  • Be open and believe in new possibilities. 

These practices can help develop deep inspiration towards taking action and can change negative feelings into positive actions. 

Tracy Smith is an energy intuitive therapist and Emotion/Body Code practitioner with AcQpoint Wellness Center and can be reached at (760) 409.9289. www.TracyJSmith.net 

1) The Science of Taking Action | Steve Garguilo | TEDxCarthage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn9so1zVfR0;
2)  Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. How to invest in yourself – Part 1 of 2 London Real https://youtu.be/d5FVFsG8NmI.

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