Just Do IT already!

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Do you have that time when you said to yourself “Just go do IT already?” 

You probably said it to yourself because at some point someone said to you, “Just go do IT already.” Or they said “If you want to do IT, do IT! Stop talking about it”  (Anybody else hear their mother’s voice when they read those sentences?)

Well, it’s easy for the other person to tell you what you should do. When someone says “Stop talking about IT. Just go do IT already!” it’s because it will make them feel better and solve whatever discomfort or responsibility they feel to help fix your situation.

But, here’s the thing: If you could just go do it, you would have already.

So, if you aren’t doing IT there are real things in your way.

If you aren’t doing whatever IT is for you, it’s not because there is something wrong with you.

Most likely at least one of these obstacles is in your way.

  • It’s overwhelming. It feels like a big project, there are lots of pieces, you don’t know where to start. You haven’t figured out all the steps yet or how to break it down into smaller pieces.
  • You are afraid of failing. Or of succeeding. Or of change.
  • You feel inadequate. You feel like an imposter.  
  • Doing IT takes you out of your comfort zone. IT exposes you more than you’d like or requires a skill you don’t have.
  • You are blaming and shaming yourself for not doing IT which paralyzes you.
  • Another part of you doesn’t want you to do IT.  Maybe you really want something different entirely.

So, stop beating yourself up for not doing IT already!

What can you do?

  • Accept that if you could you would, and that something is in your way.
  • Give yourself some empathy and compassion for the obstacles you face.
  • Explore which of these obstacles is in your way and find some support to move through them. Take one step at a time.

Does this intellectually make sense, but not something you see yourself implementing?

I get that. It isn’t an easy mind shift to make. I’d love to give you the support you need to make the change.

Contact me to set up a time to talk, and together we can create a conversation that functions as a safe container where you to can have the insights and find the clarity you need to move through these obstacles and finally do IT!  

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