Taking action is like dominos. If you take action, it has a cascade of effects.
You feel more confident, you take more action, you feel more inspired, you take another action.
Dominos is a simple game. So you will start with absurdly simple action. Something small. Set yourself up for a win. Don’t even think about calling it a habit (too much pressure associated) and definitely don’t call it an action step (too professional). So, let’s call it…an ACTION DOMINO!
Damn! I’m so excited for action dominos right now!
There’s no preconceived notion of what an action domino even is, which means it’s all the more open for you to breathe life and meaning into it!
My example of an ACTION DOMINO:
Behaviour 1 – “I want to get fit!” (Duh! Of course you do!)
Action Domino: begin smaller than you think…something as simple as going for a 15min walk each morning. Because here’s the thing…if you can’t commit to simply walking for 15mins 3 times a week, how do you think you will stay committed to a structured training regime.
Behaviour 2 – “I want to eat better!” (Why wouldn’t you!)
Action Domino #2: Eat one serving of vegetables at each meal. Raw. Cooked. Whatever. If this is way too big of a domino for you right now. Start with ONE VEGETABLE A DAY (but also call me, because we need to talk, for real). Eat a damn carrot once per day. When you finish 3 bags of carrots. We’ll move on.