Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Taking the first step
So you've realised you want a change, something isn't gelling and you're frustrated, in a rut and becoming more anxious. The adage, the first step is the hardest isn't wrong, because there are so many directions to go in. I've been in that position many times and for sure it doesn't get any easier, however, the option of not taking a step forward seems far worse.
What do to now
Now you've decided to take a step, you need some parameters, some checkpoints and a goal. In my case there was never just one goal, I normally had an 'if - then - go to" approach to decision making, with multiple options open and available, including staying put. Does this resonate?
1) the list - yup I know, but genuinely there is nothing that focusses the thinking more than two columns and a list.
Create a list that is made up of three columns
1) the column of people that you feel responsible for and who may be affected by your decision in a less encouraging way
2) the other column will be your tribe, those who will support and encourage you every step of the way
3) the practical considerations - do you need to leave your job or sell your house to make this decision.
This is the starting point of our workshop on becoming Limitless, it questions some bold decisions in who you need by your side and who you can leave behind. Ouch! We will use a technique with stones/shells to further endorse this thinking.
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