Day: June 11, 2020

Why Taking Action Is The Only Way To Unstuck Yourself

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“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

Richard Branson

Take action! If you want to be successful in life, you must take action. Action brings results. Inaction brings nothing. If you have the courage to take action, you will learn more about your journey. You will know what you need to do to be successful. Action boosts self-belief. If you act, you will win. If you don’t act, you will fail. Action is the medication that you need to cure your fear. Actions cure fear.

We all have something that we are scared of. We all have something that we are ashamed of. With actions, the right actions, all of those things will disappear. They will leave you alone. They will go to where they belong. It is action that makes life possible. It is action that makes things happen.

“Only you have the power to change your life.”

The problem is that lots of people plan, they dream, they talk, they design, they want to be successful, but they NEVER act. They never move anything. They keep putting it off. But remember, it does not matter how fancy your plans are, if you don’t act, nothing will happen. According to Newton, “An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force.” If you want your life to change, you must act.

If you want your situation to change, you must act. If you want your goals, your dreams to come true, you must act. Don’t wait for anyone to help you. Nobody will do it, but you. Only you have the power to change your life. You are your own master. You are the one driving your car. Drive it well. If you want to get the results that you want, be in charge of things yourself.

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

H. Jackson Brown

Before you act, before you take action to change your life, ask yourself the following questions: “Can I do what I am about to start? Is it within my power? Do I have the knowledge required to get it done? Is it a long-term goal or a short term goal?

Once you have successfully answered the above questions, then you can now move ahead. If you don’t have clear answers to them, I strongly recommend that you do more research before you jump. Make sure you break your tasks into manageable portions. Make sure you are committed to getting it done. Make sure you stick with it no matter what. It is going to be difficult. It is not going to be easy. But it is doable. Nobody is promising you a free ride to success here. If you have read it somewhere, it is a joke! There is no quick lane to success. There is a long lane to success. Again, stop talking about success, start taking actions to change your life. You can.

You Cannot Grow Yourself Without Stretching Yourself

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Stretching always requires change.”

John C. Maxwell

Stretch yourself. You cannot grow yourself without stretching yourself. When you stretch yourself, when you put yourself through an uncomfortable situation, when you do what others are not doing, when you push yourself beyond your normal range, you will grow, you will succeed.

People don’t grow because they don’t want to be uncomfortable. They don’t want to stretch themselves. They want to be safe and comfortable. Remember, no one can grow without leaving where they are, no one can grow without changing how they think, no one can grow without doing the unusual things, no one can grow without taking risks, and no one can grow without stretching his or herself.

“No one can grow without changing how they think.”

If you want to grow, make yourself a lifelong learner. Be a curious person. Be willing to go the extra mile, and don’t be afraid to walk it alone. Stretching is not comfortable, but the fruit is comfortable.

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”

Abraham Maslow

If you are not growing, you are dying. If you are not growing, you are shrinking. If you are not growing, you are reducing. If you are not growing, you are declining. If you want real growth in your life, stretch yourself. Do what people say that you cannot do. Push yourself beyond your safety zone. If you do that, growth is within your reach.