Do not think

“I’ll go as I please!”

when taking a journey.

Rather, think, “I may have some problems,”

and you’ll be free as a bird. – Yasumi Roan

Once you’ve made a decision to take action – whether it’s a paid pursuit, passion project, or personal hobby – how do you approach it?

Balls to the wall, diving in head first? Mounds of research first? Overwhelmingly determined to succeed?

Have you ever tried to approach action in a DIFFERENT way?

By default, I’m a research gal. In the past, it would be months before I actually took action, as I poured over all the possibilities + weighed the odds. Now, I do a few hours of research, pick a path, + do it, knowing I can course-correct at any time.

It’s taken decades to get to this point, but it really didn’t have to.

Being an obsessive researcher is my knee-jerk reaction – what comes naturally to me + what I’ve reinforced in myself. The same goes for your default method of approaching something new.

There are other options. If you don’t like how your journey is going (as you try to muscle your way through it, swimming upstream if you will), how about switching it up?

The quote at the beginning of this post was featured in the book I’m currently reading, Walking the Kiso Road: A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan by William Scott Wilson.

Before that, I read Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

Here’s a quote from Dr. Joe’s book:

If you’re viewing your life from the same level of mind every single day, anticipating a future based on your past, you are collapsing infinite fields of energy into the same patterns of information called your life … If you focus on the known, you get the known. If you focus on the unknown, you create a possibility.

Starting to see the connection?

One book is about walking along a historical path that is thousands of years old in what most people know to be an incredibly modern country. The other book is about neuroscience, quantum physics, epigenetics, + a great dose of spirituality.

In essence, they’re giving the same message: step outside your comfort zone, completely aware it may not go smoothly, but that it’s always worth it.

Will I always feel capable of juggling being in college full-time, two project management clients 5 days a week, working out 3 days a week, eating 3-5 times a day every day, drinking enough water, writing a weekly post, reading for pleasure … the answer is no.

But it will be worth it because this is what I have consciously decided is worth my time right now.

And you can too.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.

Going to a 4-year college to get a degree in a language I don’t know while continuing to work? Sure! Never done that before. Heck, I may be great at it, and I won’t know if I don’t try.

And neither will you.

Step outside your comfort zone, completely aware it may not go smoothly, but that it’s always worth it.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.

Create your future by focusing on the unknown within you.

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