Keep It Moving

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

It was the story of how Marvin Sapp and his children dealt with their grief after his wife had died. Apparently she was notorious for keeping the family focused with the saying “keep it moving!” Sapp decided to keep his children home from school but the daughter got ready to go and reminded him that they needed to ‘keep it moving.”

In his book, Fire Someone Today, Bob Pritchett suggests that if a business isn’t growing they’re stagnating or declining. To keep moving you have to keep making decisions because “when you make lots of decisions, you increase your forward momentum.” If you treat your career like others treat their business then “where decision making is slow or fearful gets left behind.” This sounds to me like fish who have to keep moving in order for water to move over their gills so they can extract the oxygen they need.

What stops people from doing anything – climbing that literal or symbolicPhoto by Cade Prior from Pexels mountain – is fear. Pritchett points out that you only have to be 51% right so if you keep making more good decisions than you make bad ones, you are in a good place.

Now, I’m not telling you to literally climbing a mountain, but I am saying fear is not a good place to stop. You put yourself in a box of ‘not doing’ when you let fear dictate your moves. If your decision is to wait for more information I have to ask you, as your coach, if that is your fear speaking up and dictating your actions disguised as a decision? The reason is that you may never get all the information you need in order to make a decision, you have to go with what you know.

Going with what you know is where following your inner guidance comes in. This can be a sense of peace that defies all understanding, the confirmation that comes from two or three witnesses, or you can look at what you’re attracting into your life.

Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels

What decisions do you need to make in order to keep yourself moving?

Suggested Reading and Listening:

I Win (Deluxe Edition) [CD + Behind-the-Scenes Bonus DVD]

Fire Someone Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success

You Are Here — How to Know

About Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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