Shifting From Want to Motion

By Leo Babauta

I’ve been noticing these days how a lot of our lives is spent eager to do one thing, wishing we may do one thing … however struggling to maneuver into motion.

What’s the battle to make this transition all about?

And the way can we extra consciously make the transition into motion?

Let’s take a look at a few typical examples so we will see what we’re coping with.

  • There’s a process I do know I wish to do (or perhaps I really feel I ought to do), however I hold placing it off. One thing about it brings me uncertainty, and that makes it uncomfortable, so I put it off again and again. After I lastly do it, it’s manner simpler than I feared it could be, and I ponder what took me so lengthy.
  • There’s a venture I’ve been eager to do for a while, however I hold telling myself it’s not the fitting time. I’m not prepared, or issues are too busy. Even after I discover more room, I discover different causes to not do it, as a result of I’m unsure learn how to do it, and taking it on will likely be stepping outdoors of my consolation zone.
  • I wish to rent a coach or begin a program that I do know will give me the help I’ve been in search of, however I hesitate. I’m not positive if I’ll do adequate, if I’ll be proper for this system, if I’ll do what’s wanted to get the worth out of it. So I keep in indecision and postpone making the dedication.

You may be capable to inform what’s stopping us: uncertainty, the unknown, and concern.

Worry and uncertainty concerning the unknown hold us from crossing the brink into motion.

The ironic factor is that usually probably the most highly effective factor we will do in uncertainty is to step into motion – it’s within the realm of doing that we be taught something, that we’ll get the solutions we’re in search of.

So how will we cross from uncertainty and indecision and avoidance … into motion?

  1. Intention. Set an intention to be in motion, fairly than getting caught.
  2. Flip in the direction of. Discover the uncertainty and concern in your physique, as sensation. Are you able to mindfully be with it, when it exhibits up, and convey it love?
  3. Ask what you actually need. Is that this one thing you care deeply about? Is there a chance this represents that’s significant to you? Would you like this?
  4. Make the smallest motion. Typically the smallest step can get the ball rolling, and we all the time neglect that.
  5. Discover the enjoyment. How can this motion really feel joyous, wondrous, sacred, alive for you?

The extra we observe this, the higher we get at it. And being in motion not solely feels good, it begins to clear up a whole lot of the stuckness of our lives.

I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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