Well, I did it, I am officially doing something I have been resisting for quite a while now, I am Tweeting on Twitter!

For months as I heard my friends and colleagues talking about this fun new social media tool, many thoughts were going through my head like “it will take too much time, I don’t know how it works and don’t have time to find out right now, it’s not for me, I don’t need it – and especially I won’t know what to write”.  The same excuses came up before I began writing articles each month, before joining Facebook, before writing my Workbook and before starting this blog.

Isn’t it interesting how easy it is to come up with a list of excuses when we don’t want to do something?  So what’s the real reason for my resistance to stepping into the new (technology, strategies, etc)?   I know it has something to do with putting myself out there publicly.  You see, in my not too distant past I would prefer to remain in the background listening to and seeing others express themselves all the while in awe of their ability and courage to do that.

Being a coach, I am always encouraging my clients to stretch out of their comfort zones which compells me to consistently do the same myself.   So, how do I know when I am ready to make the leap and stretch into something new instead of continuing to resist it?    For me, it’s when the curiosity of doing it and thoughts of possibilities it might bring start showing up more often.  When that happens, I jump in!

How do you know when you are ready to leap into something new?