Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Taking ACTION At The Right Time Is Success

The broken idea that things must be "just right" before getting started has derailed many a would be success story.

I see it all the time in the work I do as a life change strategist, and author on the topic reaching your zenith. Friend, the reality is that what holds most people back is their inability to begin, knowing that great things happen when we get started.

As I stated in my book, Reaching your ZENITH, "life has an incredible way of filling in the details for the person who leads with action."

Think back to a time where you went ahead and pursued a goal, or undertaking in spite of not having it all planned out from beginning to end first. Remember how the things that needed to be done, and next steps in that journey showed up at what may have appeared to be "just the right time." Of course it wasn't "perfect timing" instead those next actions revealed themselves because you were in the given activity.

We all experience procrastination at different points. Getting stuck in inaction doesn't mean you're weak, or incapable of making your desires a reality. It means you're human. Staying stuck in that inactivity is the problem. Therefore, it's important to understand that the trick to getting "unstuck" is to do the very thing you're putting off, as quick as humanly possible. Yes, it sounds overly simple.

Speaker and author Brian Tracy has a mantra, i love and i do say it to build up myself, if you'll adopt it can help quite a bit to develop your mindset to one of "action oriented." He says, whenever something needs to be done, repeat to yourself, "do it now, do it now, do it now." Literally repeat that simple line of words until you in fact, "do it now." In a short period of time you'll develop the habit of just doing what needs to be done, rather than procrastinating on it, which we know just picks up steam and makes whatever it is you're putting off, worse.

Notice that I'm not suggesting that planning is bad. Of course it's not, what I'm saying is, you have to understand that there's a mighty fine line between planning, and getting stuck in your planning, to the point where you never actually launch your idea or great endeavor.

When I first started the business I am in now, I had no idea that it would get to a point where I would have my own books & products out, or that I would be speaking to groups and organizations. When I began, I had an idea to share self improvement resources, the same things that had made a positive impact in my own life. That's still very much what I do now, but we just do it with a lot of different moving pieces in the business.

The key point to remember is that I got started, and through action, movement, different opportunities appeared. I met people, and learned new skills, which opened new doors, which in-turn allowed things to progress to the point where they are now. The same is true for you.

Friend, whatever path you want to take, you have it in you to get started. If I had one additional bit of advice, I would say, keep in mind that the act of just beginning the journey makes you a success in itself. Certainly attaining whatever "end result" you plan for yourself can be incredibly fulfilling, but don't discount the very fact that the pursuit also puts you in the rare company of those who go beyond wishing, and hoping, and enter the ranks of doers.

Make no mistake --perfect timing is a myth. Your willingness to get started, learn along the way, persevere towards your dream if you must, makes all the difference as to your ultimate outcome.

Always remember that success can be achieved only with action. You will succeed.

Reaching you ZENITH.