The Power of a Nudge

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to get moving on projects, book writing, speech writing, and radio show writing. You name it and I’m usually dragging myself to get it done.

What’s odd is it’s not that I don’t want to do it but I find so many other “worthy” things to do instead of my work – like clean the house, vacuum my car, read my emails, do my laundry (I’m odd like that) but I still have to get to it. I still have a responsibility to my editor, my team and others to do my work so sometimes even I need a nudge

I like that word “nudge.” It sounds funny and the spelling doesn’t look correct but the concept is powerful.

I found this great article by Rebecca Clark of Nudge Village that resonated with me and I wanted to share parts of it because maybe you’re a lot like me and you, “need a nudge”.

Have you ever had a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even someone you barely know make a suggestion or comment that made a huge difference in your life? It may have been a simple remark, but it had a lasting impact on choices you made going forward? We call these “nudges.”

These little ideas, comments, and suggestions have the power to increase our self-confidence, encourage us to change direction in our lives, educate us on new possibilities, and instigate a new business, adventure or idea.

How can small, seemingly unimportant interactions hold this much power in our lives? I think the power of a nudge is this instinctively we know what we could or should do we just need a validation of it someone on the outside who sees what perhaps we don’t and they offer this “nudge” to help us move along…