Most of us take action.
However, do we choose the
wisest action for the situation?
Intelligent action can only
result from accurate perception.
It’s only through taking
consistent, intelligent actions that obstacles
are dismantled. Intelligent action
often requires courage,
because the most effective actions are
rarely the easiest.
Theodore Roosevelt said that we either wear out or rust
out. Getting busy is important. You can’t think an
obstacle away. You have to start somewhere, so get
started. Often, the best solutions won’t present
themselves until you make a few efforts.
You can only make progress if you’re doing something:
1. Realize that getting started is often the hardest part.
Whether it’s cleaning out your fridge, sweeping out those cobwebs in you mind,
or setting up your exercise rountine, nothing
happens until you take action.
Sooner is better than later.
2. Keep moving. How many times have you started
with great enthusiasm, only to quit after a short
period? A little progress can be a dangerous thing.
It’s easy to become excited after taking those
first few steps, but overcoming
obstacles requires ongoing effort.
Commit to doing something every day to move beyond your
challenge. Once you have a small amount of
momentum, avoid allowing it to slip away.
Keep pressing forward.
Keep those thought proccesses going while you’re moving. You can think and
plan while you’re taking action.
3. Increase your effort. It’s easy to be busy and get
little accomplished. Look around your home.
When did you last put your best effort into
anything? We’re so used to operating at 10%,
we’ve forgotten what 100%, or even 50%,
feels like anymore.
Providing you’re taking intelligent action, an
increase in effort will increase your results
4. Understand that the circumstances will never be
perfect. There will always be some aspect of the
current situation that’s less than ideal.
The fact that you’re not 100% ready isn’t a viable excuse
for failing to take action.
Momentum is self-created.
Get started, keep looking for that intellegent action and take it.