Ditch Your Doubts and Fears Now is the Time to Chase Your Dreams – Daily Quote

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Action. Get up. Get moving. Level up.

We’re all guilty. A thought forms, generating an urge to start something. Perhaps I should write a few words in my diary, run the dishwasher, or exercise. But I hesitate. The couch is comfy. Besides I don’t feel like writing, I’m not inspired, and my journal is in the next room. The dishes can wait for another commercial break, and didn’t the weather forecast call for rain? A must-see episode is starting, so I’ll settle in, get comfy, and nothing awful will happen.

The problem is nothing good will happen either. You won’t advance towards your cherished dreams, inspiration and opportunities won’t be knocking on your door, and your dignity will disappear into a dark basement corner. It’s not your fault. It is your brain’s primal impulse for survival. When you pause, your brain senses uncertainty and fear and creates reasons to stop. We’ve all heard Isaac Newton’s quote about a body in motion. The trick is overcoming inertia. In science, the amount of energy required to initiate a reaction is greater than the energy needed to keep it going.

A study at Harvard Business school concluded that progress is key to productivity and happiness. Tiny steps in the right direction start a positive feedback loop. Even small successes can build your confidence and forge a link to a constructive habit that interrupts a cycle of bad habits. The chain reaction predisposes you to action, and your self-esteem returns. Get your body moving, and everything changes.

Are you ready for action?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Ditch Your Doubts and Fears Now is the Time to Chase Your Dreams – Daily Quote

  1. All easier said than done, Jo. I mean, how many times do we have to force ourselves to get moving, only to find ourselves getting nowhere fast? Just a hint of success is all it would take to have us charging around like the super productive beings that we know we are…

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  2. Thank you for this intriguing post. Stepping out of our comfort zone is truly the only way to grow. Our abilities will be limited by our fears if we do not step out on our faith each day. Courage is hard to find within ourselves. we need to encourage others to find our inner courage 😀 Blessings and honor, Christine C Sponsler

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    • Thank you, Christine. 💕 I am glad you found insight and meaning in the words. Some days getting out of bed takes courage, while other days we can conquer almost anything. You are so wise, we just need to find the inner courage we need to move past the fear. I hope you have a great day. 👍💕

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  3. Reblogged this on Sponsler Ink and commented:
    As an author, coach, blogger, and instructor, I have found this post to be a profound look at how we need to MOVE to get things done. When an addict can’t seem to figure out how to MOVE and get things done, they turn back to their straw, pipe, syringe, bottle, shopping site, online/in person casinos, etc. Therefore, as people who desire to show love toward an addict or as an addict or recovered addict, we must show each other through our encouraging words how to MOVE again. Blessings and honor, Christine C Sponsler
    PS: Take a look around the Jo Hawk site and learn a few things along the way 😀

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