It isn’t thinking. It isn’t planning. It is taking action that gets us where we want to go.
“You can’t cross the sea by merely staring into the water.”
Rabindranath Tagore, 1913 Nobel laureate for literature.
Otis and his girlfriend both came home for summer vacation and began looking for employment. Otis picked up the phone, calling around to see who was looking to hire. His girlfriend spent the first week getting her resume just right. Writing and rewriting.
By the end of the second day, Otis had landed a job, while his girlfriend was still deep in resume writing. Otis got into action right away figuring that if someone wanted a resume, he’d deal with it then.
What stories do you know that show that it is taking action that sails us into the sea?
Do you have a to-do list that is never ending? Me, too. That running to-do list is a burden to my psyche because it never ends. Ugh.
I find, though, that if I concentrate more on my success journal, I take more action. I want to be able to write in that journal each night about the actions I took that day. I use my success journal for every area of life, not only business initiatives.
For my business initiatives that are money-making actions, I star those in my success journal. It is easy to get tangled up in the busy-ness of owning a business. Knowing what is the best use of my time as far as profitability and highlighting those actions day to day draws me away from piddling.
I also write down daily what I am moving forward on with my mom’s increasing care needs. She grows more diminished because of her worsening case of dementia. I write down in my success journal what I do and often write “when I didn’t want to” down alongside certain actions. That helps me keep top of mine my passion to treat my mom with all the honor and respect she deserves.
How about a way to keep track of your own actions? My friend Pete Winiarski knows about taking action and has written a book on that very thing. It’s called Act Now! He has made a chapter and all his forms in the book available for free. I am starting to use them today to see if they support my moving forward in a way that works for me.
Whether or not I use his forms long term, I will be taking action and that is where it is at. Here’s the link to check Pete’s free offer and sign up for the freebies. http://tinyurl.com/kqrffsl
Start sailing. Take some action today, even if you do it poorly. You’ll learn from that, too.