Do you ever feel like you’re on to something, a good idea, a new product, a price increase, a spontaneous action? But you feel the need to run it by someone? You just feel you’re not quite ready to take that step?
You either want this person to pat you on the back and tell you what a wonderful idea it is and that you should definitely pursue it. Or you want them to tell you that your customers won’t run away when you up your prices. Basically we want this other person, who seemingly knows more than we do, to tell us we will be alright. And don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with asking feedback and bouncing ideas of one another. Absolutely not, I actually believe it is extremely important to do that.
But the instances I am referring to is when we are not taking action because we don’t trust our own judgment. Or when it is a little scary to take that step. When we need to step out of our comfort zone to be able to do something. When we feel deep down inside that this action is needed but we secretly hope someone else will talk us out of it. Or when you feel you need to borrow some encouragement to be able to take the step. (and actually borrowing encouragement is fine if it will help you get there). But please DON’T ask for permission.
I know I have done this plenty of times. I remember when I was working in marketing in my corporate job that I used my boss for this. Whenever something was a bigger idea, I ran to him to ask for permission. Sometimes literally. At one point he told me not to run everything by him. And that forced me to rely on my own judgment and make my own calls.
Do you find it difficult to know when to take action and when to pause? Are you waiting for permission from something or someone?
I can’t say it better than Nike did: JUST DO IT
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This program will help you trust your inner wisdom and know when (not) to take action. These are the steps and tools I use every single day. If you’re done asking for permission and are ready to check in with yourself then reserve your seat here now.