Article by Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO)
You have to get moving and create. Whatever you have chosen to pursue in your life, take action and do something about it.
Don’t overthink your way to success. Sometimes our thoughts keep us from achieving because we overthink and over analyse every situation. We prevent ourselves from achieving by instilling fear (and therefore doubt) rather than courage into our own hearts.
No matter how much you think, you need to take action. Developing a ‘do it’ mind-set takes time. But it can quickly keep you from falling off the cliff of achievement. It will prevent you from wasting time and falling short in all aspects of your life.
Right now, take out a sheet of paper and write down a list of benefits you will receive from taking action. Hold onto this paper and use it as motivation when you don’t feel like doing anything.
If I had to choose one quality that increases a person’s chances of success more than anything else, it would be taking action. Action is the key to success. Absolutely nothing is more important than being proactive. If you do nothing else except focus every day on getting something done to move yourself forward, you won’t be able to stop your success journey.
Despite the simplicity of just taking action there is a perpetual shortage of people who excel at doing so. Don’t wait for conditions to be perfect, because they never will be. Something will always feel off, and your subconscious mind will always justify complacency. You must beat your subconscious into submission.
If you have an idea that you really believe in, do something about it. Unless you take action, your idea will remain worthless. Once you are doing something and implementing ideas, it is hard to stop. An object in motion tends to stay in motion and you want to use that to your advantage.
Once you get the ball rolling, you will build self-confidence and things will start to snowball and become progressively easier. Kill your fear by taking action and then build on that.
Focus on what you can do in the present moment. Don’t worry about what you should have done last week or what you might be able to do tomorrow. If you speculate too much about the past or the future, you won’t get anything done.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
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