This is Part 3 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.
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 Â self-sabotaging behavior so you can take decisive action towards achieving your goals. Full details here.
When we are faced with doing something that we don't know how to do or that we don't have a great of experience with it is common that we won't take the action we what.
This is because there is a part of us that want to protect us from failure AND when we don't know how to do something failure is much more likely.
This tap-along audio (and script below) will help you to take action when you are feeling dumb, struggling because you don't know where to start, and that others will judge you because you don't know what action to take.
Tapping to this will make it easier for you to trust yourself when you don't feel comfortable or competent with the tasks in front of you.
I recognize I need to do something to do…To take action towards something that is new for me…When I'm having to do something that is new for me…It is easy for me to feel incompetent…Because I am when it comes to this particular task…I don't like feeling incompetent…I don't like feeling dumb…Every single thing that I am able to do…I had to learn how to do it first…Even the things that I do the best…At one point I couldn't do them all…I give myself permission to know it is okay to feel incompetent…It is okay that I don't know how to do this…I know I will learn how to do it…It can also be difficult to start with something new…Because I don't know where to start…If I knew how to do this I would know where to start…Figuring out where to start as part of the learning process…I give myself permission to just begin…As I take action I will learn…as I take action I will understand more…This means it will be easier for me to move forward…In thoughtful and deliberate way…As I learn how to do this I will learn what the next step is…As I learn something new I am afraid that other people are going to recognize the fact that I don't know what I'm doing…They are going to judge me as being stupid…They're going to judge me…I trust myself to know it is okay for me not to know…The judgment from others is not important when it comes to me having success…I give myself permission to be okay that others might see me being unsuccessful…As I learned how to do this…Eventually they will see me as successful…Because I will have learned what to do…I trust that in this process my belief in myself is more important than others judgment…This will allow me to take action…I will end up knowing how to do this well.