I’ve learned that one thing moves me to greater levels of success: ACTION. In the past, the three phrases that kept me from acting were…
“I’ll TRY to…”
“I need to do more research”
“Let me talk it over with…”
I can’t recall one time that “trying” to do something actually made it happen…action makes things happen.
I’ve discovered that more research seldom gives me the confidence I need to act. Action has given me that confidence. After I commit to a project, then I can learn more about it, making it possible for me to ask informed and relevant questions at that time. I have better context. It is impossible to have all those answers before I commit to something.
I’ve stopped consulting people experiencing less success than what I’m going after because I found them quick to discourage, distract, and point to all the ways my efforts will fail.
Sometimes it is necessary to just say no to an opportunity. “No,” is an action, take it if you need too. And the sooner the better – then you are freed up to say yes to the right opportunities.
The one constant that continues moving me to greater knowledge and greater levels of success is action. And no action has been life threatening for me or anyone around me.
Experience has taught me that actions resulting in failure can be re-thought, re-directed, or stopped. The ability to change a decision reduces the risk and develops our courage to act.
Choose to live a life of action today. When faced with an opportunity, examine it, and then take some form of action. Say “yes” or say “no,” but do not put the opportunity off with excuses. Saying you’ll try or that you want to do more research is likely an excuse…neither produce the results we really want in life. Act decisively and be among the people who know the satisfaction of success.
Our world needs more doer’s in order to improve our quality of life. Look for your opportunity to take action, and when your opportunity comes, ACT.
Let me know how taking action makes a difference in your life.