How to Take Action to Achieve Your Goals

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If you are pregnant with an idea, dream or a vision it is ok to let the idea grow, simmer and ferment in your mind for a reasonable period of time – just like a baby needs to grow in the womb but then it reaches a point when it is time to deliver the baby a.k.a. ‘the idea’ and give it a chance to grow and survive out in the real world.

Just like a caring mother who takes care of a newborn baby until it becomes an adult, you will likewise nurture and fend for your newly born idea, feed it every day, provide loving nourishment and support one day at a time.

There will be joyful moments, teething problems, hiccups, sickness and healing along the way but this is part of the process. When your idea, dream or vision grows up and becomes a toddler then a teenager and then an adult you will look back with pride and say to yourself “Wow! I did it.”

Taking action is the most important step towards success. The simple truth is that dreams, visions and goals are achieved and accomplished only through action. None of the theories and plans will work if you don’t take any action.

Dream it, think it, plan it, then do it. Go for it. Do it. Execution is the secret sauce, many people can have the same idea but what sets them apart is how they execute it.

Taking the first step is usually the hardest part of the journey. Often times someone is not sure about the best direction to take to implement his or her dreams and therefore the temptation is to wait until the entire roadmap is available or the timing is perfect in order to begin.

So it becomes a waiting game, waiting until all the pieces of the puzzle are available and make sense, waiting for the right conditions and circumstances, waiting and breeding procrastination upon procrastination – a procrastination infestation, over analyzing and saying that I will do it one day.

By overthinking the starting point you might end up not taking any action. Doubt, fear, worry and uncertainty also stops people from taking action. Sometimes we think that we have to take big steps to start out and this becomes a paralyzing thought.

But how can you take action? Taking the first step is scary but it must be done. To achieve progress you have to take action. Think about all the positive outcomes and possibilities that you want. This should encourage you to take the first step. Remember that many other people have been at the very same starting point that you are in and they took the plunge and dove into action.

Start at the level where you are then grow and increase your skill level and output over time. Do something. Inaction is a killer of big dreams. The sad reality is that if you don’t take action to pursue your dreams nobody will do it for you. Action implements ideas. Simply start.

Even a car won’t move until you take action – either turn on the ignition, push the start button or tell the car to start (in some newer models). The point being some action had to be taken. Act on your ideas to turn them into reality.

Action strengthens you. It grows you, makes you smarter, you learn more, you self-correct as you move along, you improve and become better. Action increases your confidence and leads to more action.

Taking action gives birth to momentum. The higher a plane flies the less power it uses and is able to fly stable for a long time to get to its destination faster.

By taking action you get things done. However, it won’t be all smooth sailing, you will stumble and make missteps along the way but firmly picture the end result on your mind as you keep pushing forward and making focused progress towards your success.

Key Takeaways/Points to Remember

  1. You must take action to realize your dream.
  2. Execute your vision in your own unique way.
  3. Taking action strengthens you, increases your confidence and leads to more action.
  4. Taking action gets things done.

Executive Summary

  • Taking action is the most important step towards success. The simple truth is that dreams, visions and goals are achieved and accomplished only through action.
  • Taking the first step is usually the hardest part of the journey. Start at the level where you are then grow and increase your skill level and output over time.
  • Action increases your confidence and leads to more action. Taking action gives birth to momentum. Simply put, by taking action you get things done.