This is Part 1 of the 7-part Productivity Series. Each week we are going to tap for an emotional block to taking action. Check out the full series.
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Itâ€™s difficult to take action when we don't have a clear vision for exactly what we want. A lack clarity about our goals means we have to deal with both the practical and emotional blocks to taking action.
On a practical level it is difficult to take action because we aren't exactly sure what the best action looks like. A clear vision creates a tangible goal, which leads to concrete steps to take and the order in which to take them. Without that we may struggle to know what the best, most constructive actions are.
On a subconscious level we prevent ourselves from taking action as a way of saving energy and effort. When we don't have a clear vision, our subconscious mind worries that we might choose to take action that isn't useful. It sees that we don't know exactly what we want and knows that any action we take is just a guess as to if it is a useful action. The subconscious therefore prevents us from taking any action as way of ensuring we don't take the wrong action.
In this week's tap-along audio (and tapping script found below) we tap for being able to take action when we don't know exactly what we are moving towards.
I recognize the fact that it is difficult for me to take action when I don't have a clear vision of where I'm going…When my vision is unclear my subconscious tries to keep me safe…By preventing me from taking action…Because my subconscious doesn’t want me to waste time…My subconscious doesn’t want me to waste energy…My subconscious is worried that if my vision is not clear…Then the actions I take might be in the wrong direction…That the actions I take might be moving away from my ultimate goal…And because it doesn't want me heading in the wrong direction…It prevents me from taking any action at all…I appreciate the fact that it's trying to save me energy…I appreciate the fact it's trying to save me time…By not wasting my effort on something that isnâ€™t useful…When I take action it is an opportunity for me to learn…It is an opportunity for me to get feedback…To see if I'm heading in the right direction…Even if the action I am taking isn't leading in the right direction…Taking the action can be useful…Because I'm going to learn…I am going to get feedback…And it's going to give me clarity about what my goal actually is…In moments when I lack clarity…I give myself permission to take the action that seems most logical…Even if it isn't moving me in the exact right direction…It will help me to learn what the right direction is.