One very essential key quality you must possess if you want to become, or grow as an entrepreneur, is the ability to TAKE ACTION!
To act on your plan. Because what separates the successful from the unsuccessful so many times is that the successful simply do it.
They take action, they aren’t necessarily smarter than others; they just work the plan. And the time to act is when the emotion is strong. Because if you don’t, here’s what happens, it’s called the law of diminishing intent.
We intend to act when the idea strikes us, when the emotion is high, but if we delay and we don’t translate that into action fairly soon, the intention starts to diminish, diminish and a month from now it’s cold and a year from now it’s lost.
There is only one way to progress and grow, It’s through action. Everything we need to know, we learn through “the journey’.
To continue our journey demonstrates deep wisdom, because it expresses faith in the search, launching fearlessly into the void. Unfortunately, this state of wisdom cannot last, it must by nature progress to the next state. ‘Self-awareness’.
We realize we possess this wisdom, but we often can’t read it. Some days we can’t find it at all. Our frustration mounts, we study, seek instruction, but this only leads to despair, as we cannot overcome revealing what we need by force of will. This is when our wisdom is at its zenith.
This search applies to most entrepreneurial endeavors. And we must strive to reach our mountain through utter relentless commitment to achieving our goal.
So set up the discipline when the idea is strong, clear and powerful, that’s the time to work the plan. Otherwise, the emotion is wasted unless you capture the emotion and put it into disciplined activities and translate it into equity.
And here’s what is interesting, all actions affect each other; everything affects everything. That’s why the smallest action is important because the value and benefits that you receive from that one little action will inspire you to do the next one, and the next one.
But I often hear people say. “But I don’t have the time!?”.
We all have 24hrs. It’s not Time Management, it’s about Priorities Management.
Yet too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are “just right” before we go ahead, others are stumbling along, fortunately, ignorant of the dangers that beset them.
By the time we, in our superior wisdom, decide to make a start, we discover that those who have gone fearlessly on before, have, in their blundering way, traveled a considerable distance.
If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know now, and that you will not know next year, if you wait.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
So Step Out, Take Action… And GET STARTED!
Thanks again for stopping by the blog today – I appreciate it, and be sure to get access to my newsletter below, to take your learning to a whole new level – it’s FREE!
Also, comment below and let me know the #1 thing keeping you from starting toward your goal, dream, an online business and escaping the 9-5. Not enough time? Not enough spare money to start with? Not sure what steps to take? Afraid of failing?
Please TWEET me, or drop me a message on FACEBOOK. If you have entrepreneurial friends that you feel would appreciate this content, too – please share it with them. I’d greatly appreciate it!
Author | Speaker | Coach
Founder, Success Mentors Academy™
Creator, 7-Step Online Business Blueprint