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144: Action Creates Clarity

Jun 11, 2020


There is some prevailing wisdom in the personal growth world that taking action will guide you in what to do next.  The thought is rooted in the idea that staying frozen while clinging to perfection will not get you anywhere, so you simply need to do something.  This striving for constant action can become counterproductive when the action is treated as the end goal.  Action should inspire the next step.  Action should lead to evaluation and a better understanding of the next step that is more likely to direct you toward your current goal.  In this episode, we cover the benefits of taking actions as well as the issues with taking action just to do something. 

Highlights of the episode:

Changes and uncertainties. How to face both. 00:58

Does a perfect training plan exist? 3:29

The idea of taking an action; the best part and pitfalls. 4:18

The downside of having too many options. 8:58

Where does confusion often lead us? 15:15

Taking action and seeing the big picture at the same time. 20:10

The RLR 5 Day Running Challenge. 25:50

How does effort level really pertain to the actions? 28:50

Action with thoughtful follow up. 32:14

Is not taking action also okay? 35:42

The fear of committing a mistake. 37:00

Learning to improve - we owe this to ourselves. 43:10


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