Hesitation is defeat. If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you couldn’t start a project or finish one, then you know the feeling of being overwhelmed or distracted. This then leads to hesitation. And hesitation can be a major roadblock to success, but it doesn’t have to be.
In this blog, we will discuss 5 powerful ways to beat hesitation and take action to get things done.
1. Take it one easy step at a time
You may have noticed that when you work on an enjoyable project, time flies and you finish it feeling great and happy. Make use of that. When you have several projects or things that need to be done, start off with a fun and enjoyable one. Once completed, move on to the next one, and allow that motivated, great feeling to create momentum to carry you from one task to the next.
And by reducing the gap between one project and the next, hesitation won’t be able to creep in to whisk you away.
2. Use your emotions to achieve more
Imagine what you could accomplish if you completed all your objectives and tasks in half the time. How would you feel? Awesome, right? Remember and make use of that emotion the next time you hesitate. Feel how great you could feel when you finish your tasks in half the time. Immerse yourself in it before you start a task. Feel the accomplishment with gusto then get to work.
Notice how much faster you are getting through your tasks. The other great feeling you will feel as you progress through your tasks is that sense of self-confidence and confidence in your ability to not only ignore hesitation but not even notice its presence.
3. “I knew I could do it“
You can be your own worst enemy by the things you tell yourself, and by the thoughts that you constantly repeat. At a start of a task, or even during the task, rather than repeating over and over disempowering statements such as, “I’ll never get this done” or “I can’t do this” replace these thoughts with empowering ones such as, “I can do this” or “I choose to finish this quickly”, then immediately close your eyes and see yourself whizzing through the work in half the time.
Quickly imagine yourself flying through your work, finishing it all easily and quickly. When done, stand up and say, “I knew I could do it.” Engross yourself in the feeling of accomplishment. Feel it, see it, sense it and smell it. Oh, that sweet smell of success.
Then cherish the moment for a second or two and while feeling enthusiastic and motivated, immediately dive into your task or project. Feel the sense of pleasure in being an action-oriented person who says no to hesitation.
4. Just ask!
If you hesitate to start a project or feel you cannot progress with one because you feel overwhelmed why not ask for help? Which is better, you getting more and more frustrated to the point where you cannot function effectively anymore or seeking help and getting the job done? Can you see the difference?
From now on, overcome the hesitation numbness, the overwhelm, and ask for help.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you feel overwhelmed. Seeking help is better than getting frustrated and being unable to function effectively.
5. Remember and reward your achievements
Every time you successfully finish a task or project you were working on, celebrate. This is your opportunity to act like a child, and you should make the most of it. This is an extremely important and powerful way to send a message to your unconscious mind that you are a successful achiever, and that you don’t give in to hesitation.
Make it your habitual practice to celebrate and reward yourself for your accomplishment, each and every time you reach your objective. And before long you begin and finish your tasks automatically because you will be looking forward to your celebrations and rewards.
And hesitation? Well, it’s highly unlikely it will show its ugly head again.
Hesitation is defeat, but it doesn’t have to be. By implementing these five powerful ways to beat hesitation, you can take action to get things done and achieve your goals. Remember to take it one easy step at a time, use your emotions to motivate yourself, replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations, ask for help when you need it, and celebrate your accomplishments.
Keep at it and you’ll be surprised at how many more successes and personal breakthroughs you can achieve. So, don’t hesitate, take action now and defeat hesitation!