• Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

Be Thankful You Have Plans Then Take Action Now


It is magnificent to be thankful for the plans we have and to take action now to accomplish them. There are many people all over the world who are running around taking action and not succeeding because they have not done the crucial and most important step – planing the action they are going to take. Before we can step up and move on our plans, we need to make the plans. Now, it is not easy to come up with plans. Our plans need to be SMART:

* Specific
* Measurable
* Attainable
* Realistic
* Time Bound

It takes time to create these types of plans, but it is well worth the effort. If you have gone through the work of creating a smart plan, take a moment to be thankful. It is a great accomplishment ad something you should be happy about.

We have all heard of the circle of life: things are born, they live, then they die. Action has a life cycle also. Here is a sample action cycle:

* Idea
* Plan
* Action
* Reflection

Idea – Everything starts with a idea, a dream or a casual thought. The idea matters little on its own without something more.

Plan – The something more that is needed once you have the idea is the plan. The plan is the steps that will be taken in order to go from idea to completion. Again, this is the hard part. The part that needs a great deal of time and attention because everything that will come next depends on how good you have made the plan.


Action – Action is the things that are done to take the idea from a pretty thing in the cloud to a real thing that can be touched and felt. Action is the car on the road, the train on the tracks or the airplane in the sky. Action is what takes us from dream to success.

Reflection – After you have come up with the idea, created a great plan and finished all the action needed to accomplish your plan, it is time to sit back and evaluate how things went.

As this shows, everything begins with your SMART plan. Even though the planning is hard and time consuming, it is worth the time and effort. While you are working your plan, you will be thankful you did the work to make smart plan. It means when you take action now, your action will be targeted and meaningful.

In conclusion, it is magnificent to be thankful for the plans we have and to take action now. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, how are you going to use the gratitude you have for your plans to move forward?

25 thoughts on “Be Thankful You Have Plans Then Take Action Now”
  1. That is one thing that I always try to tell myself. I take action on something every single day no matter how small it is.

  2. I definitely need to start writing down more of my big picture ideas so I can then break it down into steps on paper.

  3. Yikes! I have so much creative juice flowing, constantly – between creating dance classes, music compilations, yoga classes, workshops, and writing, my creative cup overfloweth. With three little ones, finding the time to bring it all to fruition it definitely a test, but it is happening. They come first, then I work either before they wake, or once they are asleep. Then I need to remember to get my own self to sleep, too 😉

  4. Love the SMART plan. I a someone who has to have plans and a list of everything! I find it the only way to get things done. Great post.

  5. Great advice, I used to be a huge planner but I am learning to relax more and enjoy the here and now.

  6. I truly believe that to be successful you must plan. A great vacation is planned – even if you plan to wing it!

  7. I’m trying to work on my procrastination! A vision, without a plan, is just a hallucination

  8. I am thankful that I have my right mind to even focus on my business. I will use that time progressing & using my gifts to enhance the lives of those that I touch.

  9. I’m thankful for the business class I enrolled in two month ago (The Referral Institute). It’s really lit a fire under me to work on updating my mission statement, branding, website, and be proactively managing my leads and referrals. I have a To-Do I make up daily to keep me on track!

  10. I am a huge plan maker and follower, unfortunately my husband’s family is more fly-by-night, HA!

  11. I have finally planned a trip to New Zealand. I have save miles in my airline program for years to take this trip and finally got the ticket. Can’t wait to visit friends who live who I haven’t seen in more than 10 years.

  12. We’re working on reducing our debt and controlling our spending – no easy feat during the holiday season. A SMART plan is exactly what we need.

  13. We have planned out how we are going to pay off some larger bills and are now putting our plan into action. Without the plan, it would have been too overwhelming for us to know where to start!

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