A way to move forward. This phrase I learnt from Trevor Hudson, a methodist preacher, anti apartheid activist, author, and all round incredible person, now before you click away ('cause religious stuff), give this a chance.
It works in more ways than in a Sunday morning sermon.
Ask yourself, what is the YES, that you are invited to (Trevor would say by God, but you can go with Universe, or destiny, or just life.) What is the big promise, the end of the rainbow, the goal, the better life, the dream life, the peace, the passion, the joy, the healing, the restoration?
Write it down.
Every YES, has a NO. Every heaven a hell, every day a night. What is the NO, what is the thing, that is the thing, that is blocking you from receiving the yes that life has to offer?
Addiction, bad habits, fear, pride? Pick your vice*
This is usually the hardest part, admitting that you might be the problem, or that you are the NO, which it usually is, not always, just 99% of the time.
Then what do you have to do about it? What is your action? Action is the mother of success after all.
What do you need to do, today, what is that first step, that first phone call, email, coffee meeting?
This YES, NO, GO thinking works with everything, from prepping a talk (or sermon), to getting the guy you want, career you want, life you want.
Give it a go.
*a side note, it is usually some version of pride, that is a tip kids, write it down.
I am a flâneur, which basically means I spend a lot of time in coffee shops watching the world go by.