It is when you commit to take action now, that things happen. It is not enough to plan wonderful things, you have to actually do things in order to get great results.
It is magnificent to know that if you take action now you can be successful and learn some things in the process. The philosophy behind the “take action now” idea is that in order to get something done, you must take action and take that action now. There is no profit to be gained from planning unless you put some action to the plans. Without action, without putting in some actual work, plans are not worth a whole lot.
No matter how grand and wonderful your plans are, you will never succeed until you take action, and take now. I use this example I got from a Facebook status often to explain the principle:
There are five birds sitting on a telephone wire when half of them decide to fly off to Florida.
Question: How many birds are left on the telephone wire.
Answer: Five. Why, because deciding to do something is not the same as Taking Action Now and actually doing something.
Over the course of the last year, I have worked hard to accomplish a wide and varied set of goals both personally and professionally. Almost every goal I set for myself had a plan attached to it. Of course, some of the plans were complex requiring thousands upon thousands of words. Other plans were simple and just a few words were sufficient to get the idea out and across. None of the plans that I ignored were accomplished. Every plan that I applied the take action now philosophy to was accomplished. I learned and experienced in a real way that action makes my world go around.
I learned every day is a day to TAN aka take action now. I began to hold myself accountable for the success or failure I experienced. I learned that when I decided to TAN my behavior was contagious and made others who saw what I was doing start getting TANs of their own. I learned that I could create a new reputation for myself as a person who gets things done. By taking action now, I became a person who could be relied upon to help others get things done.
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Create a TAN Network to Help You Take Action Now– When you are at a point where you need help to take action now and to get motivated to take action, but cannot act on your own, it is time to gather a support network. Click here to read more.
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When I took action, I was able to accomplish:
* Create a focused internet magazine
* Increase the size and reach of the on-line community I helped create
* Participate in joint business ventures with people I respect
* Organize effective study and work plans for my children’s school work
* Live a more balanced and satisfying life
In other words, I learned that when I take action now, I can succeed at whatever I put my mind and action into accomplishing. I learned that just as faith without work is dead, plans without action are dead. I offer those of you who are reading this the opportunity to learn the same lesson. Stop planning without doing any work. Instead, start each day with a plan to take action now and get done what needs doing.
[Tweet ” Stop stalling, take action now and learn you can succeed”]
In conclusion, it is magnificent to know that if you take action now you can be successful and learn some things in the process. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what is the biggest lesson you learned when you tried to take action now?