It’s really easy to focus on the aspects of your business that you love and enjoy… And to ignore or feel anxious about those parts you don’t.
The parts of business you enjoy are those aspects that feel easy and comfortable. Ease and comfort come when you are both crystal clear on your strategy and you have developed the skills to perform the activities… If either of these is missing from a given activity, it’s easy to spot…
You delay… You dread… and you defer!
So, when given a choice, you gravitate to the easy, fun activities, right?
Me too! Or at least I used to…
Until I understood WHY I dreaded certain activities so much. Let’s break it down!
First – You delay something when you are not crystal clear… Which means there is a decision you are putting off… So ask yourself what you need to do to bring clarity and decisiveness to these activities. Indecision is a result of either lack of trust in yourself to move forward, and make a decision work. Or it’s a need for perfection – a fear of making a mistake. Either way, the problem is inside you, not in the activity. Get clear on which is causing you to hold back on your decision – fear or trust – and take a decisive action to work through it!
Second – you dread an activity when the skill doesn’t come easily to you… One of my key mentors has pounded into my head that this is an intimacy issue! The first time she said that, I was thoroughly confused by what she meant. But I understand now… When you dread doing something, it’s because you are not comfortable with it… it doesn’t come easily to you… So you have to get very intimate with yourself and that activity. This means that you have to dive in and spend more time doing this activity. You have to sit intimately with the problem. And give yourself the loving time it takes to master the skill. Avoiding it only delays progress, but also reinforces your hidden beliefs about the problem.
So… What area of your business are you avoiding? Time to dive in… Fix the inner problem… so you can manifest outer progress!
Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson