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What is your inaction costing you?

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Career change, Personal and Professional Development

If you haven’t created the life you want, it is likely less about taking the wrong actions and more about lack of action.

When you take action, even the "wrong" action, you get feedback which can let you know if you are on the right path or not.

Of course, there are risks in taking action, but there can also be big rewards.

Blocks spelling INACTION with first I and N crossed out so the blocks read ACTION.
Inaction vs Action

Risks of not taking action

Missed opportunities: Every day that you don't take action towards your goals or dreams, you are missing out on opportunities that could bring you closer to achieving them. Whether it's a job you didn't apply for, a networking event you didn't attend, or a chance to learn a new skill, every missed opportunity is a step further away from where you want to be.

Regret: When you look back on your life, you don't want to have a long list of "what ifs" and "could haves." Taking action now can help you avoid future regrets and ensure that you're making the most of your time and potential.

Loss of confidence: Every time you choose not to take action, you're sending a message to yourself that you're not capable of achieving what you want. This can erode your confidence and self-esteem over time. On the other hand, taking action can help you build confidence and belief in yourself.

Time: Time is a precious resource that we can never get back. Every day that you don't take action is a day that you'll never get back. This is especially true when it comes to achieving long-term goals, as the longer you wait, the harder it may be to achieve them.

These risks also have costs associated with them

  • The mental cost of feeling stuck or burnt out

  • The financial cost of limiting your growth potential

  • The physical cost of stress and anxiety

  • The psychological cost of feeling like you aren’t achieving all that you want

  • The emotional cost on your relationships

Envision your Future Self

Imagine yourself three years from now. What do you see?

Is your life the same or do you imagine it better? If you want to see improvement, you have to do something different. Like Albert Einstein said, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

What areas of your life are you not satisfied with? Some of the most common ones I hear clients wanting to make changes in are career, relationships, finances and health.

Don't let inaction stop you from living the life you want

Ask yourself what change are you not making and what is it costing you?

Invest the time, energy and money in yourself to help you reach that vision of your life three years from now.

Book a Free Discovery Call at to see if coaching can help you start taking action toward your future self.

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