The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Pursuing Your Dreams: Doing Nothing


May 30, 2024

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We all have them – those dreams that spark a fire in our bellies and whisper promises of a fulfilling life. Whether it’s starting a business, traveling the world, writing a book, or simply finding true happiness, these dreams give our lives direction and meaning. But between the daily grind and the fear of the unknown, it’s easy to fall into the trap of doing nothing.

Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do. Ever. It’s the silent assassin that slowly steals your motivation and replaces it with a disheartening “what if.” Taking action always beats standing still. This may seem obvious, but it’s more common than you think. Why are you choosing to do nothing when your biggest desires are on the other side of action?

Doing Nothing is the worst thing you can do by Self-worth coach Tami Keehn


1. The Paralyzing Fear of Failure.

The idea of putting yourself out there, taking risks, and potentially not succeeding can be daunting. This fear can be so overwhelming that it leads to inaction. But here’s the truth: failure is a part of the journey. Every successful person has faced setbacks and failures. It’s through these experiences that we learn, grow, and eventually succeed.

2. The Comfort Zone Trap.

Another reason you may not be doing anything is because where you are now seems safe + predictable. But your comfort zone is where all dreams go to die. Growth happens outside of your comfort zone. It requires stepping into the unknown, taking on new challenges, and embracing discomfort. You will never realize your full potential if you stay cozy in your comfort zone.


3. Overwhelm and Analysis Paralysis.

I feel like this is a big one these days with the overwhelming abundance of gurus and course options out there all competing for your attention to give you their magic formula. You may start to overthink every detail and want to hold off on the “perfect” plan of action or moment to start. But the reality is, there’s no perfect moment. There will always be uncertainties and unknowns. The key is to take action despite the uncertainties. Progress, no matter how small, is better than standing still.

4. The Illusion of Time.

We often think we have more time than we actually do. “I’ll start next week,” “I’ll do it after I finish this project,” or “I’ll wait until the new year” are common excuses. The truth is, that time is our most precious resource, and it’s constantly slipping away. Waiting for the right time often leads to never taking action at all. The best time to start working towards your dreams is now.


So how do you get out of this trap of inaction? 

Just do something. That may seem scary, but here’s the thing: inaction always leaves you with undesirable results. 100% of the time. But if you make a decision and it is wrong, you may fall flat on your face but you likely learned some valuable data to re-evaluate and try again. If you made the correct decision…congrats! You just got ahead on your journey towards your dreams. When you do something, you gather data even if it isn’t the correct option. That’s okay. You can course correct. 

But action is the antidote. Take that first step today, no matter how small. Your dreams are worth the effort, and the journey will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. 

Don’t let inaction be the barrier between you and the life you’ve always wanted. Start now, and watch your dreams come to life.

What action are you doing to take today?


Ready to finally do something and start creating the dream life you desire? Sign up for a FREE phone consultation with me, your personal certified life + self-worth coach and we will chat more about how 1:1 coaching will help you get out of inaction so you can create a life + business you love!



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