If you read my last post and got inspired to take some time off, hopefully you are feeling at least a little bit rejuvenated. Because, it’s now time to kick things into action!
September is one of those months. Such that even though it is two-thirds of the way through the year, it feels like the beginning. I’m still reminded about those first days of school getting new crayons, new books, new classes, and new teachers. And those nostalgic memories always inspire me to get into new action and re-commit to life!
I’m a really action-oriented person! Part of the reason why I love action so much is that it is a way of gaining clarity. When I come to a fork in the road I like to jump down one of the routes. I don’t tend to sit there and mull it over first. By stepping out along a path I am able to figure out pretty damn quickly whether or not it’s something that I want to be pursuing! (The catch is, when I fail miserably down the incorrect path, I need to be willing to look stupid and own my mistakes.)
Due to my compulsive love for action, easy isn’t always, well…easy. I like to get into action and sometimes it can get a bit addictive, I can push things too far. Like any addiction to drugs or alcohol, I can’t get enough! I love to make things happen, drive projects forward, push for more action…
As you can imagine, that’s a fantastic way to land myself in the wallows of burnout.
Balanced action is about ensuring that the action you’re taking is important. And I don’t just mean important like a bucket full of chocolate ice cream is after a breakup. I mean important like it is directly tied into the core of your being.
It’s all about pursuing action that leads you closer to your Big P Priorities. Big P Priorities is synonymous with destiny, dream, or true calling. (For more on those, check out my soon to be e-course, Making Time!) On the opposite end of the spectrum are the small p priorities. These are the ones that are societally mandated; the things that don’t matter to you but you feel that you have to do them anyway.
So while action is fantastic for gaining clarity on what works best for you, make sure you’re pursing it in a balanced way by focusing on the things that matter most to you.
Okay over to you:
When has action provided you with clarity? How do you keep things balanced in your life? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.