We get into a situation feeling down on ourselves, make a declaration that we'll never let "that" happen again - we learned our lesson this time. Continue to walk the same path we swore we never would go down again. Jump ahead to find ourselves in the same dark, dingy corner, get mad and frustrated. More than likely, we end up blaming him/her/them for why we're here. Rinse and repeat (Don't forget to lather).
"How did I get HERE again?!" It's quite simple and yet, we can't even see it. We aren't taking any new actions in our life. NO NEW ACTION = NO NEW RESULTS.
I heard this a couple of weeks ago at an event and I've been repeating this to myself every time I'm at a junction. I enjoy my life and have been on a journey of expanding my world and dreams.
Back in 2010, however, I wasn't having any growth in my career as a filmmaker. It was stagnant. This left me feeling deflated, unenthusiastic and questioning if I wanted to continue with this industry. I took a mental step back and noticed that I wasn't taking any steps to further myself. This meant no promotion, no increase in income, and the "same old same old". How could I find any inspiration within those parameters? I didn't.
Since taking on "new actions for new results", I can already see a shift in my daily life. I did it this morning when falling into a normal pattern of mine. I will be out and about doing a work-related errand, land wherever I'm suppose to be at and take out my phone. I tend to futz around on it for a solid 10 minutes or so before finally opening the car door to complete my mission. Once I parked in front of the shop and reached into my pocket, it struck me that I was about to fall into my time warp.
I started, then reminded myself what my new promise was. Out of that, I was literally back to my office 15 minutes early and got more done! SERIOUSLY! This isn't the only example. Taking new actions head-on benefited a relationship I was recently in and even my social activities. It's an ongoing process to build strength in that muscle. It's easy to take on, yet takes some determination to keep it up for more than a couple days.
Give it a try! Let us know in the comments section areas in your life where new actions would make a difference. We love to hear what you are up to in your world!