The Next Right Action

you don't have to have it all figured out to move forward

The other day someone asked me how I managed to accomplish what I’ve accomplished these past several months. My answer? One action at a time.

Of course I used planning and productivity tools along the way, it’s what I do, but at the crux of getting things done lies a simple, powerful tool: the next right action.

You have a goal; you may have several. You want to make them happen, but you feel scattered or stymied and don’t know where to start. Stop, take a deep breath, and ask yourself: “What am I trying to do here? What’s my next action?”

Is it sending the email? Researching your local craft fair options (15 minutes is all it takes to get started!)? Maybe it’s putting the finishing touches on that painting or writing up the listing description.

Or, maybe it’s a massive brainstorming session to get all of those ideas out of your head and onto paper.

You don’t need to figure it all out now, just figure out what needs to be done next. Then do it.

Keep taking that next right action and I swear, without your even noticing it, things will get done.

I dare you to try it and see for yourself.

7 thoughts on “The Next Right Action

  1. as an artist/vintage dealer
    my mind is often scrambled
    this is sound advice
    and something i try to do daily
    knowing the desired destination helps
    but how to get there is daunting
    little and often
    slowly slowly catchy monkey
    cheers
    x … ***

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