This is Part 7 of the 7-part Productivity Series. Each week we have been tapping for a specific emotional block to taking action. Check out the full series.
Even when we know the right action to take, it can be difficult to do because we are so good at sabotaging ourselves. The Take Action Now program was created to eliminate self-sabotaging behavior so you can take decisive action towards achieving your goals. Full details here.
Being successful is hard enough. It becomes even harder when we are worried about others judging our success.
Others may judge our dreams as being foolish. They may be jealous when they see us chasing our dreams and being successful. They may even feel that we are judging them because they aren't experiencing the same success as we are enjoying.
Worrying about these types of judgments makes us less likely to take action because being judged isn't any fun.
In this week's tap-along (with a printable tapping script below audio player) we tap for taking action in spite of what others might think of our success.
Other people notice the action I am taking…Other people notice the success that I'm having…Because they notice what I am doing…They are judging and evaluating my progress…They are judging and evaluating my success…I don't like being judged…There's a part of me that just wants to belong and be like everyone else…There's a part of me that's uncomfortable and afraid of their judgment…And of the rational and irrational consequences of that judgment…Sometimes people judge me because they think my dreams and goals are foolish…Sometimes people judge me because they're jealous of my success…Sometimes people judge me simply because I'm willing to follow my dreams…And sometimes people judge me because they think I am judging them…They are worried that my success makes me feel like I am better than they are…But none of these judgments is about me…They are not about my success…Even though that is how it feels…In reality these judgments are about the people who are judging me…They don't feel good about where they are…They don't appreciate the progress they are making in their own lives…Because I'm doing something they are not…They feel like my progress is about them…Because it might be pointing out the things they have not yet achieved yet…When I experience and feel this judgment…It makes me reluctant to take action…Because I don't want to be judged in this way…I give myself permission to be comfortable with my success…Knowing that it doesn't matter what others may think and feel about my success…Because my success is not me…My success is about my action…My success is about how I move forward…They're allowed to think whatever they want…And if they want to waste time thinking about me…They're allowed to do exactly that…But I choose to focus on my action…I choose to focus on how I'm going to move towards my goals…I'm going to let go of my concerns…Because this is about me…And my progress…And I need to put myself first.