Most people don’t succeed in changing their life and achieving their dreams. Not because they are unlucky, not smart enough or too busy. It’s much simpler than that. It all comes down to one simple fact that is 100% within their power to fix.
Most people don’t take action. We spend our days going about our daily business, whilst dreaming and fantasizing about where we would like to be or what we would like to have, but never actually start taking the steps to get to that place. Sure, we intend to; “I’ll start it tomorrow”, “When I’ve finished the garden I’ll do it”, “Once I’ve paid off my debts I’ll start my business”. But as good as our intentions are, unless we make concrete steps towards our goals NOW, they’re never going to become a reality. Ever.
The funny thing is, it’s so easy to take action. It only has to be small actions, done consistently. 30 minutes per week is infinitely better than 10 hours… some day. The most common excuse for not taking action towards reaching a goal is “I’m too busy”. Yet many people spend at least 30 minutes each evening watching TV or browsing Facebook. If you can turn that time towards applying yourself and making your business or project happen, in 1, 2, 5 years time you will have put many hours into building something awesome, rather than what you have the previous few years, which is zero.
So, the time is now. Tonight, you will TAKE ACTION. Every night, or even every week, you will add 30+ minutes to your calendar, and get off your arse and start taking your first baby steps towards your goal. Before you know it, all these baby steps will add up to a mountain of progress. Plan out the first month’s goals first, then you have something to aim for. When you make it to that goal, give yourself a pat on the back for being an action taker! Then proceed to knock ’em down one month at a time.