Its Time to Take Action (A Plan + Action = Results) by Jim Bellacera

JimBellaceraThere is no better time than NOW to draw the line and start moving forward.  In life, you can either be a spectator, watching others’ living out their dreams or you can be a participant by getting off the bench and getting into the game. There is no better time than NOW to draw the line and start moving forward. No more putting it off, no more “Someday Isles”, no more watching others live out their dreams. “Just Do It”! What are you waiting for?

If you aren’t doing something today to get to where you want to be tomorrow, you’re wasting a day.

Whether you’re committing to exercising regularly, working on your degree, wanting to write a book, or starting a new business, the only difference between those who do and those who don’t is that the doer’s take action. NULL

I heard a story, years ago, that describes the attitude of so many. The story goes like this: There was a job to be done and those assigned to the task were Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Here’s what happened:

It was a job that Anybody could have done; but Everybody thought Somebody would do it. So of course, Nobody ended up doing it. And since Nobody ended up doing it, nothing happened and the great idea died.

And since you are a “Somebody” you must first make a decision, secondly take responsibility for that decision by taking action. That’s the difference between being a “Nobody” and being a “Somebody”. That may sound harsh but a kick in the pants isn’t supposed to feel good. Commit to taking 10 seconds of boldness. In other words, if you need to make a phone call to get things rolling, just pick up the phone and start “dialing for dollars”. Don’t waste time thinking about it, that’s when fear and procrastination creeps in. It’s a new day, a fresh opportunity to start, or start over. It doesn’t matter what has or has not happened up to this point. Procrastination is your worst enemy. It can cost you a fortune in missed opportunity. It can cause you to miss out on life changing experiences. You might miss out on meeting the next great person in your life, whether it’s someone to love and cherish or a business partner that you can team up with.

In some instances the timeliness of taking advantage of an opportunity right when it presents itself can become crucial to its success.

Procrastination only leads to frustration and gives fear an opportunity to set in influencing what you do or don’t do next. Life will not wait, it’s happening. Don’t miss out! So make up your mind and move forward. I can’t help but think of the jumping in the pool scenario. If you just dive in you get farther faster and have less of an opportunity to chicken out. And doing things slowly is always more painful than getting a quick start.   When the mind is made up success is assured. You can live with the regrets of yesterday or live for the possibilities of tomorrow by taking action today. You have two choices: You can be in the parade or you can watch the parade pass you by. You can choose to get out on the field or stay in the bleachers. You have to show up for the game and you must be present to win! You will never release the greatness within if you don’t take action. Glory comes to those who first believe then take the action to achieve. Make a list of things you’ve been putting off. Then number them in the order you want to accomplish them and in the order of priority.

The most difficult step in any plan is the first step.

So go back and put a start date by each one and a goal for completion.


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