This post is part of my special Coaching Tips Series. This series was inspired by my clients and the core themes in their challenges. When we can apply these tips, we bring a lot of ease into our lives and step into our leadership.

There are certain times of the year when we get more decisive. Around our birthdays (especially as we get older), end of the year, and after the summer. Whatever the trigger, we feel a sense of urgency that something needs to happen. And we get motivated to make decisions.
And making decisions feels really good. Relief. Excitement. Satisfaction. We can feel any or all of these when we make a decision.

But what comes next?

You recently made a decision. It could be something you’ve thought about for a while or you were able to decide quickly. But you did it. You decided.
But nothing is happening.

I’m Amber from Amber Rahim Coaching and I’m a professionally trained coach.

There’s an old riddle that says 5 birds are sitting on a tree.
4 decide to fly off.
How many are left?

If you answered 1, you are doing what most of us do: equate a decision with action.

There are still 5 birds left on the tree. They have only decided to fly. But they haven’t moved yet. They haven’t stretched their wings or pushed off, let alone fly.

Taking the decision is only the first step. It needs to be followed by action otherwise it’s just a waste of time.

You have decided something recently. Now take the next step and do something.
Having trouble figuring out what to do? Then check out tip: How do I get started on a new change in life?