This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7
Imperfect action is better than procrastination. OK.
I have just done one of the spookiest things I have ever done. I have promoted a challenge I haven’t written yet. Eeeeeek. Panic. The irony of course is that I called it SPOOKY BUSINESS. Ha ha ha ha ha.
In about less than a day, spirit (I never know who it is) planted the idea and called me into action. Talk about imperfect action. They had me do this back in June when they asked me to launch my Switch Your Intuitive Satnav On course before I had even written it. It actually went okay. I wrote the modules as I went along. I know this stuff like the back of my hand. I have, after all, done professional readings and taught intuition for over ten years. Still. I am not used to working like this. People knew it was a pilot. We all had fun.
So this time, the little buggers (it’s Angels we are talking about) asked me to promote a five day challenge to use intuition to make better decisions in business. We have all made decisions based on someone’s convincing argument that we needed their product or services only to bitterly regretted it later because a little voice had told us that this wasn’t really right, or not the right time, or maybe just a gut feeling that this wasn’t for us. Despite that, we went along because the person was so convincing. They had fabulous arguments, amazing testimonials and we gave in. They were such good salespersons. It’s their job. You can’t blame them. I have a lovely mug from Gary Larson with an image of ten inuits standing near their igloos with brand new fridges besides them. You see a man in a boat saying goodbye with a huge smile and the legend “best salesman”. Or something to that effect.
It is because we ignore that little voice that we are angry at ourselves. We knew and we didn’t act on it. So the challenge is going to be about connecting to our inner witch or wizard and not only listening to what she/he has to say but acting on it. It can’t be worse than making decisions based on what others think you should do.
From the moment we are born, we are asked to do what others think we should do. We eat what our parents want us to eat, we go to school, we kiss strangers when we don’t want to because we are asked to, we learn things we are not interested in and it goes on and on. By the time we reach adulthood, most of us don’t know what we really want. We have handed over our power for so long. Yes, of course, as children, we didn’t have the brain maturity to make our decisions but we had intuition and we knew what was right for us, only this was discarded as childhood whimsies.
The point is that by the time we reach adulthood, we have been so well trained by our parents, society and school and the majority of us have lost the connection to our wise self. The self that knows what is right for us.
So for the next thirty days, I will take imperfect action every day. It will probably look different every day. This blog has been imperfect action. I don’t have time to proof read it. I only have time to write it and post it. After that, life takes over. The kids need this. There is the washing. The laundry. Meals. Life is super busy. It’s either I write a blog and people put up with my typos and imperfect English OR there is no blog. My inner perfectionist is having a melt down, but I am not letting her rule the show. Perfectionist don’t make things happen. They procrastinate.
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(c) Ange de Lumiere 2016