A goal is a dream that has feet! Paraphrasing the Rolling Stones: Dreams with no action cause dissatisfaction. That’s why you keep your priorities in your face: to remind you often of what’s important to you. Otherwise, you get distracted, off-track, off-purpose. We’re humans, we need constant reminders to help hold us accountable to what we’ve said we want in our lives. They demand our attention and push us to act. Action makes a difference.
When I set a goal and then ignore it, excusing instead of doing, I’m forced to make a decision. If I’m serious about the goal, I need to prove it by taking some action. If I’m not, I’ll discard that goal because I’m proving I’m not serious about it right now. It’s OK, it’s my life, and my decision. It’s valuable information to help you determine your true priorities.
Thinking is good. Too much thinking, like any other “too” phrase means something’s out of whack. Paralysis by analysis is a real danger. Hey, you’ve done your thinking. You’ve got your plan. Now move, take action, get going. Doing one thing toward the achievement of your goal gets you over the biggest hurdle: the very beginning, the starting of any undertaking, it’s always the hardest part.
If you don’t take that first step, you’ll never get there. Procrastination is the Number One killer of dreams! Start! Just do one thing. When you start anything, you astronomically improve your odds of success! Ask yourself over and over: What’s next? Get your answers and move. When you take action, you’re self-empowered. When you move, you build momentum. When you run, you get somewhere fast.
You’ve done the really hard work of getting started—you’ve taken action. Like Def Leppard sang: Action, not words! Anyone can talk a good game, few actually do what’s necessary to win. So act…and be one of those who achieves!