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What is Staying Stuck Costing You?

High Cost Of Doing Nothing Concept

                                                        “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”

 Erma Bombeck

I know you know this.  Every day you delay taking action on the things you need and want to do, is a day you will never get back.

But did you also know you are losing WAY more than that?

You are losing money, time, health, self-respect, your reputation and maybe even your mind!  What if you could put an actual dollar figure on these items . . . would that get your attention? 

Exercise:

Consider the thing (or things) that you are dragging your feet on or some area of your life or work where you’re stuck.  Now ask yourself how NOT doing this thing is costing you. 

  1. What are you feeling?  Regret, shame, frustration, guilt, anger, blame, self-hate or loathing?  What does having these negative feelings day after day after day cost you? 
  2. What do you do to deal with these negative feelings or even cover them up?  Do you shop, eat, drink, gossip?  What does indulging in these shadow comforts literally cost you? 
  3. And then what do you feel when you finally take inventory of these cover-up strategies?  If you had to put a dollar figure on this, what would it be?

There is the obvious cost of not having the things that you want (a well-run business, better health, cleaner house, or doing your art).  But it is the extra cost associated with not taking action that actually moves you backwards

Suffice it to say, that each day you do not take action (or stay stuck) puts you farther and farther behind.  You also spend money, time, and personal resources on other things to compensate for this loss. 

So . . .what’s the total?  Can you put a dollar figure on this?  Is it a $1 a day?  $10 a day?  Or $100 plus a day?  So what is that a year?  After 5 years. It doesn’t take long to see that staying stuck costs you a boat load of money!

Perspective: 

I bet if we were to walk down a hospital corridor and ask those who are battling a life threatening situation what the cost is for not taking care of their health, pursuing their dreams, building relationships or learning to paint or sky dive, they would encourage us to take action NOW.  I bet they would warn us STOP WASTING TIME before it’s too late to do anything about it. 

I don’t want that for any of us.  I want each of us to show up on the last day of our life with no regrets for things we didn’t do.  That’s simply too high of a price to pay. 

Now that you’ve taken a good look at what staying stuck cost, are you ready to take action and turn things around?  Schedule a day-long Laser-Focus Boot Camp session with Cheri and leave with a plan and the motivation to implement it!  Click here to learn more.

 

Cheri is a speaker, trainer, coach and has authored two books.  She helps people and organizations break out of old mindsets so they can lead happy, motivated and fired up lives.  She blogs to ignite you and help you get unstuck!

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