It's just another idle Tuesday, and I have a simple (but not easy) challenge for you...
Stop believing you should feel more confident before you take the next step.
Taking the next step is what builds your confidence. Meditate of that for a moment, and then force yourself forward.
You don’t need to have everything you want to achieve mapped out.
And you know what "next step" I'm referring to-that important one you're just not quite “ready” to take yet... the one you keep waiting for the "right" time to take.
Well, it's time! It's time to allow yourself to be a beginner. Because no one starts off being great. And no one is perfect every step of the way.
We all learn the way on the way. So, do the best you can until you know better. Once you know better, do better.
Seriously, learn to start every day before you feel ready, and I promise you will learn how to succeed, step by step, before you even realize you’re good enough.
Ask any parent if they felt 100% ready for the arrival of their first child (or their first day as the parent of a 3-year-old, a 13-year-old, or a 23-year-old ). The answer will always be "no." They just do the best they can to take the next step, and then they figure it out from there.
No matter what it is, you just need to get started-to make "starting" a daily ritual.
Because standing still, you have no momentum. Momentum and progress are what build confidence and erode apprehension.
Rituals put you in motion without having to think (and over-think) about the next move. You decided long before you acted-now you just act. And you act intentionally.
And when you act in this way, you make the most rewarding progress imaginable, every single day.
Learn how we’ve changed hundreds of lives-including our own-with these simple (but not easy) movements that orient our actions and help us begin each day with intention, and end each day with satisfaction.
Rituals really can-and really will-change YOUR life.
Marc and I build actionable, life-changing daily rituals with our readers in our brand NEW book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs. If you haven't done so already, watch the official trailer for Getting Back to Happy below...
Also… we’re giving away $50+ in bonuses to the first 1,000 people who pre-order the book. But you’ll have to act fast because we're already getting close to that target number. (And please note: pre-ordering the book helps us out tremendously. We'd greatly appreciate YOUR SUPPORT today.)
Get all the details HERE.
And yes, the new book shares the title of our renowned Getting Back to Happy course, but understandably, the book and the course are completely different educational tools. For example, our course is video based, includes live one-on-one Skype/FaceTime coaching with Marc and me, and has an active online support community
The Getting Back to Happy book is a smaller, self-paced resource you can hold in your hands and take with you wherever you go... something you can turn to in real time, offline, as you need it.
Both tools-the course and the book-complement each other very well, but they are standalon
In the book, you will face the truth right from the get-go...
You are not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You are always growing (through your rituals). Experiences don't stop. That's life. And the very experiences that seem so tough when you are going through them are the ones you will look back on with gratitude for how far you have come. Of course, it takes practice to get there, emotionally and physically, and that’s why we wrote Getting Back to Happy for YOU.
Sincerely hoping you're looking forward to the next positive step,
Marc and Angel Hack Life
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