Are you dancing?
Taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back in a cha-cha style? If dancing's your Thing then that's allowed :) but if your Thing is anything else, it's not!
1 step followed by another step is what it takes to keep moving into your spotlight.
Metaphors aside, it's an important point. As sometimes when you realise your Thing, what it is you're brilliant at, it's like taking 2 steps forward. But then if you don't do anything with it—if you just file that away as knowhow and don't take any action to share your Thing—that's the 1 step back.
Yes, you're further ahead than you were as you 'see' what it is you're brilliant at. But if you don't DO what you're brilliant at then you're missing that 2nd step. And often you'll stay there. Just that 1 step ahead of where you are but not moving.
With 2 steps you have momentum—you're moving. You might be building your business, you might be connecting with the right people, you might be marketing your Thing. Any and all steps count, but it's the standing still that doesn't.
I know it's not without some trepidation to show up and do your Thing, but please don't stand still.
Don't let the fear of making a mistake stop you; more to the point, don't let the fear of your Thing actually working stop you either!
The steps you take don't have to be in a straight line and they don't have to be in a rush... a step to the side, a hop and a slide all count. But keep the dance going. It's all about momentum and not about stalling. You can rest (of course!) and you can stop to think or feel what's next. But keep going.
If you stop at 1 step of just knowing your Thing then you might get stuck outside your spotlight so we won't see you...
And we REALLY want to see you do your Thing.
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