Time to Take Action

9 10 2008

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Image by amchu on Flickr via Creative Commons

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Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about taking action. I have to admit I’m the kind of person who spends hours and hours thinking about, researching, talking about and thinking about again lots and lots of ideas. What truly makes a difference however is taking action. There is only so much you can look in to any given thing, such as how to be the best blogger or how to get fit, before you become saturated with information and just have to take action. I have written before about how you should ‘Just Do It’ and that is really what makes the difference.
Too many people just sit around and do nothing. You’ll probably find these are exactly the kind of people who complain about their job, their circumstances, their weight or whatever it is that they are complaining about. Stop complaining and start doing. My mum always used to say to me “If you put as much energy in to doing something as you did in to complaining about it you would have done it by now!”.

I like to try and turn short / medium term goals in to habits. So I currently have the short term goal of making taking action my number one habit.

Stop thinking. Start doing.

Take a lot at your goals, aspirations and Lifestyle Projects. Do you have the actions in place to achieve them? Yes? Well watch are you waiting for, take action now!

There is never a “right time”
There is a lot going on in the world (mainly in the media) which would suggest that now is not the right time to do a lot of things. You know what? There is never a “right time”. There is never a time when all the conditions are perfect, everything you need is available and all the planets are aligned in some sort of amazing cosmic symmetry which will enable you to move through life seamlessly. Whilst some may argue that there is the wrong time to do things, the fact is that the right time to do what you want, achieve what you want and go for what you want is NOW!

What have you been putting off? Let me know in the comments below the actions you will take now.

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6 responses

9 10 2008
Mark

Starting my own freelance copywriting business. Send some positive energy my way!

10 10 2008
Chris

@Mark – Sending you lots of positive vibes! That’s excellent. Good luck to you and remember just taking action rather than waiting will pay dividends.

13 10 2008
Robin

Ther are some things that I just over-think! I think myself into a corner when it comes to my writing. I write and then never think it’s good enough to submit. I’m going to mail some articles that are just sitting in my computer!
Thanks!

13 10 2008
Chris

@Robin – Thanks for your comment. I know what you mean! A few people recommended ‘The Artists Way’ to me which arrived this morning. Hopefully I can get some tips out of that. I think that the best thing to do is just write and get your stuff out there.

14 10 2008
David B Katague

Good motivation not to procrastinate. Now is the time, I will call my doctor for much needed check up! Good day to all!

15 10 2008
Chris

@David B Katague – Glad to hear that it motivated you thanks. Enjoy your check up!

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