There is only one proof of ability—action. –Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
Every successful endeavor and outcome began with action. All great achievements started off as an idea that was put into action. No race has ever been won without a beginning.
Think about it. What good is an idea if that idea is not grounded in action? What sense does it make to set a goal if all one does is ruminate about the said goal without execution?
If you are struggling with converting an idea into actionable strategies, then there is only one way to remedy your situation. The antidote for inaction is action. Yes, it is that simple. Demonstrating excellence over mediocre behavior is tied to discipline, which means giving yourself a command and following it.
Every day, each of us is faced with making one of two decisions. Both decisions will set in motion a chain of events that will invariably determine the level of success we enjoy in life. The first decision centers on wasting time and getting bogged down by distractions. The second decision involves working on becoming the best version of you through consistent practice and application of a success initiative.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action. –Tony Robbins
Seems like an easy choice, right? The reality is, most people know—at least intellectually—what they should do in order to accomplish a desired goal. But very few people are willing to make the necessary upfront sacrifices to live like no one else later.
The “waste time today” mantra has become popularized to the point where hope and wishful thinking have replaced rationality and reality. Status quo and mediocre living have become normalized behaviors. Minimizing self-discipline, avoiding challenges, and not committing to one’s life goals to pursue what feels good appear to be the new normal, and no has the right to say anything differently.
If you, however, are ready to take your life to the next level, then it begins with action. For any action is better than no action. Dale Carnegie once said, “Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
So do not wait for success to happen. Whatever you do, make it a habit—make it your business to infuse every facet of your existence with action—intelligent action. Remember, you are the only person who can control your future and elevate your life to the level you know within yourself you can take it.
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