Do your actions give or deplete your energy?
Are you more in forward-action mode? Or stuck, in stand-stillness mode?
Or are you overthinking about what you should be doing, what you’re clearly not doing, and as a result pacifying your inevitably-crappy feelings with eating and drinking? Overthinking is actually an over-stimulating activity that leads to exhaustion and lack of energy, which results in you believing, “what’s the point?” or “it’s just too hard”.
Whatever you want to achieve, if you’re wanting to go from A — Z it’s good to know what category of action you’re taking … and if it’s really getting you anywhere.
Passive Action is intangible action.
It could help get you to your goal, but it’s not physically getting you any closer to it.
What it boils down to is lots of thinking, but little doing.
There’s so much you can stuff into your brain. We’ll never fully be prepared. Because no books can stand in for practical, real-life experience.
However, don’t think Passive Action is all bad. It’s actually a good thing to want to learn, grow, and expand through mentors, masterminds, and courses. Where we can fall into a trap is when we stay stuck in this action mode. And unfortunately, for many of us — especially perfectionists — we can easily fall into this trap.
The Reason (you stay in Passive Action mode): You’re scared of failing or looking stupid.
The Cure: Get out of the Passive Action “black hole” by setting a deadline for you to start taking what you’re learning and putting it into ACTION. Create a plan with a start date. Make a decision and commit to being imperfect and stumbling along the way. Every successful person has.
Random Action is basically action void of discipline. It’s impulsively acting on a whim.
There’s 2 types of Random Actions:
Examples of Random Action:
The Reason: There’s a block causing you to constantly hit your “terror barrier” instead of busting through it. You also may be addicted to those moments of high-energy caused by stress. In other words, you may be addicted to stress!
The Cure: First, clarify what you really, really want. Then identify what is stopping you from getting it. What keeps popping up each time you “retreat or stop.” Create a weekly schedule and minimum baseline actions to support your goals. Make a commitment to show up and DO regardless of how you feel while scheduling self-care to avoid overwhelm (and addiction to stress!)
Massive action is just what it sounds like. Getting things done!
However, the only way we can get things done is if we take the RIGHT kind of Massive Action. It’s not “busy work” nor is it “random action, ” instead it’s:
You don’t stop until things are done. There’s no backing out. It’s sticking to your plan no matter what.
It’s about knowing your outcome and setting the steps to go from A to B.
It doesn’t mean it will be a smooth ride or that you won’t have to adjust some things along the way. It’s important to be flexible and adjust as needed.
It does, however, mean there’s NO letting yourself off the hook. It will take clarity, confidence, grit, and faith.
Massive Action is the epitome of Empowerment.
In NLP, the Formula for Success states:
C (cause) > E (effect)
Instead of asking, “why is this happening to me?” you look at everything as the cause and say, “this is happening for me?” This gives you the opportunity to learn and change in order to create a new reality.
This is empowering because you have the power to go where you want to go. It puts you in the driver’s seat taking full autonomy and responsibility of your outcome.
Examples of Massive Action:
The Reason: You’re taking Massive Action because you have clarity, know what you really really really want, are aligned in mindset and action, and are ready to do the hard work.
The Cure: No cure! This is where you want to be. However, it’s important to ‘know thyself’ and avoid getting burned out. Creating a plan and schedule with self-care, downtime, and family time is crucial.
P.S. If you find yourself saying, “I think I practice Massive Action,” but you’re not reaching your goals, you’re probably not fully committed, lack self-confidence, and/or have certain blocks preventing you from fully stepping into your power.
I’ve lived in and experienced all three types of action.
Each of them has created space to learn and grow. But I definitely know which one I focus on experiencing the most – and support my clients with!
What kind of actions are you taking? Book a Free Discovery Call and let’s see how I can help you go where you really want to go!