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Action is the Answer

I was asked last week “what is the answer to believing in yourself enough to achieve your goals? How do you get rid of the doubt that you can achieve what you set out to do?”

This question made me pause and reflect on what has been the “answer” for me. How have I achieved everything I have set out to do. How have I become more confident in myself and what I am capable of achieving?

I realized that there has been no quick fix magic answers. It has been a progressive journey of self discovery and new understanding over quite a few years. However, I have realized that I have been most successful when I have taken time out to reflect – on what I wanted to achieve, what could be getting in the way of me achieving it and what action I might be willing to take to understand and work with the perceived obstacle in a new way. Often the obstacle has been myself and the way I think about my world and a gentle approach has proven to most beneficial for that!!

It is only through doing something different that we can start to build our confidence and belief in ourselves. Taking the same old actions will only re-enforce our feelings of failure as we continue to get the same old results. A willingness to take even the smallest step in a new direction will always move us forward, opening up new opportunities or choices which did not exist earlier.


  • What are you wanting to achieve?
  • What is the main obstacle getting in the way of achieving it?
  • What new action are you ready to take to work with this obstacle in a different way today?

Remember that stopping or doing nothing is also an option when choosing what action to take! If you find this thought challenging call/text Heather on 0212 406 535 or email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz to arrange a time to chat about how I could support you in exploring some new actions you could take.

Are you experiencing setbacks or obstacles?

Are you experiencing setbacks or obstacles which are preventing you from achieving the success that is important to you? Has everything been going smoothly in your life and then something has gotten in the way which is making your progress much more difficult, or even brings you to a grinding halt. When this happens our tendency is to battle on and to work even harder to achieve the results we want. There does come a point, though, if the obstacles are not being resolved that we need to pause, and take stock.

  • Are the actions we are busy taking the wrong actions?
  • Maybe they are the right actions but at the wrong time?
  • Or is there another step that is even more important that needs to be attended to first?
Create some space to reflect on what has thrown you off course – we often lose the sense of flow and synchronicity that produces results when we have lost sight of our calling or purpose for the activity in the first place, or when we have compromised a Life Intention or Standard of Integrity. When this happens creating some space to reflect allows us to course correct and connect in with our Inner Guidance System which will get the ball rolling smoothly again. Heather can help with getting the clarity you need at these times – call her on 0212 406 535 or Email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz