I know I get the most out of each day when I plan it the night before. But sometimes even when I do that, I find myself avoiding some of the actions in my plan, even if I know they will move me forward. Now granted, there’s a whole lot that could be going on here – hidden fears, things I think I need to do out of obligation, tasks outside of my areas of strength that I should delegate, etc.
But recently, I’ve been playing with something Jack Canfield recommends and that is to take “inspired actions,” not just obvious actions each day. Inspired actions are those that make you feel joy, excitement, exhilaration or anticipation. They are the actions that feed and nurture your wants, dreams and aspirations. As a rule of thumb, if you are feeling good when you do them, you are on the right path.
Those who know me well know that I am usually quiet and highly introverted (funny for a speaker and singer). But I’m also a bit of a challenge freak. I love the thrill of doing things that are bold, daring, outrageous and well outside of my comfort zone. I know that that is when I feel the most joy, excitement and like I’m growing and expanding as a human being – moving much quicker toward my dreams.
So now as I plan my day the night before I ask myself, “what would an inspired action for tomorrow look like?” And a whole lot more ideas come to mind that make me feel lighter, balanced, and actually much more on purpose. Sometimes they feel bold and daring and sometimes they are quiet and nurturing.
I haven’t given up on the obvious actions that need to go into my daily plan, but now that I also include inspired actions, I find that I’m getting the things done that matter most to me and put wind behind my sails to move me forward with greater ease and grace.
I hope you try it too!
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