Every day there are people who wish they could take action, but they can’t. Sometimes they can’t because they are afraid. There are other times when they can’t because they don’t know how. If you get things done, be grateful you can.
It is magnificent take action now and be thankful for the plans we create and be thankful for our plans.
There are many people all over the world who are running around doing things and not succeeding because they have not done the crucial and most important step. That step is to make a plan. 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:
It takes time to create these types of plans, but it is well worth the effort. Be thankful when you have gone through the work of creating a smart plan. It is a great accomplishment and 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. Here is a sample action cycle:
Everything starts with an idea, a dream or a casual thought. The idea matters little on its own without something more.
The something more that is needed once you have the idea is the plan. A plan is the steps that will be taken in order to go from idea to completion. This is the hard part. It is the part that needs a great deal of time and attention because everything that will come next depends on how well you have made the plan.
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. The action is the car on the road, the train on the tracks, or the airplane in the sky. It is what takes us from dream to success.
It is time to sit back and reflect on how things went after you have come up with the idea, created a great plan, and finished all the actions needed to accomplish your plan,
It all begins with your SMART plan!
Your SMART plan is the start of everything. Planning is worth the effort. Planning is hard and time-consuming, but worth it. You will be thankful you did the work to make SMART plans. You will be thankful because your action will be targeted and meaningful.
In conclusion, it is magnificent to be thankful for our plans 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?