I keep hearing this message over and over again, from everywhere. “Take action.” It’s become the running dialogue in my head. Over the past months, I’ve become aware that I am setting goals and getting clear on what results I want to create in my life and in the world and I’m not reaching those goals, I’m not getting the results I intend to. And when I look back I can see it always boils down to one thing, I didn’t take action when I needed to.
I had the great idea. I wrote it down. I pondered it. I discussed it with others. I read books about it and became a guru. I researched. I looked at what others had done similarly. I paid for courses on how to do that great idea better. I planned and setup the great idea. But then I never actually made it real. I never launched it. I never shared it with the world. I never owned it.
I’m reading Tony Robbins’ book Awaken the Giant Within and it’s squarely hitting the nail on the head. This book is loaded with powerful statements. And right now it’s all about taking action. If you make a decision, commit to it. The most assured way of committing to something is to TAKE ACTION in direct alignment with that new commitment. Don’t just think about it, feel good about it, talk about it. DO IT. Do whatever action in the direction of that new commitment you can. The bigger the better, but even if only a tiny action is currently available, do that.
So this is what I’m choosing to embrace. No more reading books to know more. When I can clearly see that what the book is suggesting is going to make a difference in the work I want to do and the life I want to live, I’m going to take the actions as I learn them. I will apply and grow. I will stand up and step out, just as I want to set the example for others to follow. If I don’t take actions to create the life and world I want to live in, how can I expect anyone else to?
So today, I’m stepping into action on all the areas I’ve been avoiding it. This blog is the beginning of this new phase of big actions, sharing what I’m up to, and being the change I wish to see in the world.
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