Action Gets All the Glory

It’s like in soccer: the person who scores the goal gets to do the victory slide on their knees and tends to receive the glory. However, if you know anything about the game, you know everyone on the team, from the defense on forward, was integral in putting the ball in position to be scored. To be sure, the last player needs to know how to “finish,” a skill in and of itself, but a goal takes the whole team.

Taking action in your business or life is the same way; action is the final step, the step when we finally get to see results. However, if you want results that match all your values, action is only the final step.

Too often, when we want different results in our business, we jump into a new project, a new activity. In this case, we make action the first step, not the last. Usually, in these kinds of action steps, action is being driven by fear (fear that we won’t have enough). Action out of fear never ends well; I’ve put in enough personal experience in this one to be definite about that statement.

My invitation to you today is to tune into the part of you that wants to take immediate action. What is the motivation? What underlying belief or emotion are you trying to satisfy with action?

Next, I invite you to step out of thinking about physical action, to step out of using your mind to figure out “what’s next” and instead, tap into your deeper intuition with the following imagery exercise.

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Imagine for a moment you are standing on a topographical map of your ideal business, a business that fulfills you in all ways.

Your map may be full of images, words, or symbols. Simply allow whatever image speaks to you, to come to mind. You don’t even have to know what that image means to you right now, just allow it to form.

First, notice where you are on your map. What’s around you? What’s pulling you? What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel like needs to be done?

Now you notice you are beginning to be lifted up until you find yourself gently floating over the top of your map. From this view, what do you notice? What draws your attention? What paths are highlighted?

Finally, ask, “What is the next action I should take?” Perhaps it’s a specific activity. Perhaps it’s more time for reflection and connection. Trust what comes and then set an intention to follow these steps.

As you allow your intuition, your connection with the wise part of you, to inform your physical action steps, your final outcome will thrill you, and you will have all the evidence you need to see the real story behind the glory of action.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

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