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Along the lines of Monday’s post, 5% Better, today I’m musing on another challenge I often hear from people who know they are meant to do something significant. Often they know what that thing is, often they don’t have th foggiest idea.

But both of these groups are in a holding pattern because of the same thing: they don’t know what to do next to get there.

In the time I’ve spent on this Escaping Mediocrity Journey, I’ve learned one big thing. Any action is better than inaction.

Or, as I said on two different phone calls this week, standing there, looking over the edge of the cliff isn’t going to make jumping any less scary.

I also know that random action isn’t really that useful either. No one wants to feel like a hamster on a wheel.

So, what do you do when you don’t know what, exactly, to do next?

Just one simple thing. Determine to the best of your ability what the single next indicated step is. Just one step, not the whole map. If you really don’t know, make your best educated guess, then move.

Once you take that step, you will have a ton more information at your disposal to determine what the NEXT indicated step is. So figure that out and take it. And keep repeating the process.

Some of the steps you take may not be 100% right. But you won’t know that until you take them. The more steps you take, the more accurate your compass will become.

Falling into the trap of thinking we have to know the entire sequence of steps to take before we take any is a trap. And it keeps so many people locked down, not moving toward their destiny.

Don’t be on of those people.

My challenge to you today is this: figure out one single step you can take that will move you in the general direction of where you want to go. And take it.

And, of course, I would love it if you would share the step and the results in the comments. 🙂

Good Luck!

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