I’m currently in a MasterMind group and we’re going through the Napoleon Hill Classic, Think and Grow Rich“>Think and Grow Rich. As many times as I’ve read the book in my life I’ve always focused on the belief; the burning desire and the definiteness of purpose.
Well, this time I was struck by the fact that nothing happens until we take action. All the goal setting, planning, focus and belief is important but none of it works without action. In order to achieve your dreams you have to do something. Anything. Move forward. Go. Get unstuck. Only taking action produces results
Sometimes we keep creating plans or another version of what we want to do in an almost subconscious manner of putting off action. Our mind knows as long as we don’t step out there, nothing bad can happen. Well, nothing great can happen either.
What’s holding you back?
Zig Ziglar once said, “If you wait until all the lights are green you’ll never leave the house.”
What excuses are you making for not taking action TODAY? Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year? Today!
You must start before you can finish and you must finish in order to be great. Don’t worry about having everything perfect. Don’t overthink it. Move forward and take corrective action as needed. But, start moving forward.
Reid Hoffman the founder of LinkedIn said, “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
Are you afraid of embarrassment? Or are you afraid of success?
Think about that. Many people self-sabotage by constantly creating one more thing to do before they get started. This has to be just right, or they are waiting to see if that works, or they need the final version of whatever.
Forget all that. Take action.
Set your compass and GO.
Nobody ever accomplished anything by simply thinking about it; dreaming about it and hoping about it. In fact, there’s no way you can plan for every contingency once you do take action—you have no idea what’s waiting around the corner, so why little it cripple you into being stagnant?
Take action. Do it. Move toward your goal today!
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