Action Oriented : Take the First Step

We all know that action is critical to accomplishing anything. Thoughts are the birthplace of motion. Our thinking becomes action.

Action accomplishes our goals, gives us confidence, and we develop new skills. It is our accomplishments where we define ourselves and find success. We respect those who get things done.

And the more we do, the more action we take towards our goals, especially those goals that really matter to us, then we are left with fewer regrets.

“Immerse yourself in the energy of what you desire.”

Hiro Boga

So, why is action so easy for some, and hard for others. There are a lot of different forms of action. There are also, many things that become barriers between thought and the final product.

This week we will explore the different aspects of taking action. And while action is critical to accomplishing, motion without purpose is wasted effort. It means little to just start running if you don’t know where you are going or why you are going there.

Idea – Plan – Action – Action – Action. Make it happen. Celebrate your success and get on with the next idea to turn into action.

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

Wayne Huizenga

Sounds simple. Right? Of course, it sounds easy.

Yet, we all struggle in this area in one way or another.

Some are always seeking motivation, something to spark their action and keep it sustained. Others, are stuck in planning mode, always refining and searching for the best plan to get started.

Leonardo Da Vinci himself, one of the most respected of the Renaissance was known to be constantly starting new projects, yet rarely finishing.

After we have our idea and our plan, what’s next?

Take the first step. Don’t make it a huge thing. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be monumental.

In fact, most often we begin with huge motivation and put a lot of effort in and then do not maintain momentum. Fight this by taking a quick and easy first step. Put your feet on the path one step at a time.

It is more important to consistently make forward progress than it is to work in fits and starts.

So, go out and make the first step happen. You will be more likely to take the next step, tomorrow. And then the next step, and the one after that. 

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