Inspiration Makes You Take Action Now

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If you want to take action now and get things done, find something that inspires you to move. When you do, you will accomplish great and wonderful things.

 

Inspiration is the magic that helps you to take action now and get things done.

 

Each day there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of things that we must do. Some things we do without fail. Other things get pushed so far on the back burner they fall off the stove! People often wonder why one set of tasks gets done while another set gets ignored. The difference often comes down to the fact that the set that gets done inspires while the set that doesn’t get done does not. The secret that causes one to take action now is inspiration.

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Inspiration is a weird thing. It is typically thought of as being mentally stimulated to do or think something. When we are inspired we can take action now and accomplish great and wonderful things. Inspiration is what causes us to climb Mt. Everest and walk Kilimanjaro. Inspiration is what causes us to start businesses and build better mouse traps. If you have a long to-do list and no idea how you are going to get through it all, start looking for something inspirational in each task you must complete. For example, if you have a stack of articles you must read for a presentation, inspiration may come from anticipating the joy you will feel in a job well done. If you have a pile of snail mail to sort and answer, inspiration may come from the excitement of finding something pleasant in the pile of mail.

When looking for inspiration, look for the big picture and think long-range.

 

On the surface, it would seem that one would only be inspired to do pleasurable things. The problem is that many of the tasks we must do are far from pleasurable. This means in order to take action now, we must find inspiration to do things we don’t want to do. If you are an entrepreneur with a small business, dealing with rude, nasty clients is unpleasant and something one would not look forward to doing. That same entrepreneur would not look forward to cleaning her office carpet after a client threw up all over it. Yet both those things must get done.

One way to find inspiration to do tasks that are unpleasant of that we simply don’t want to do is to think of the big picture and to look at things long-range. We may never want to deal with the rude, unpleasant customer, but we do want the payment that person will give us at the end of the interaction. If we look at the big picture and think long-range, we can find the inspiration we need to take action now and get done what needs doing. Similarly, when it comes to the dirty carpet, most people do not enjoy handling vomit. Most people do enjoy a clean fresh work space. Therefore, when it comes to cleaning the vomit, we do not find inspiration in the task itself, but in the results of the task.

 

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Good is So Close to Great – Go for Great!

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The difference between doing a good job and doing a great job is so small. In fact, it is so small it makes no sense to stop at good when you can be great!

Don’t stop at good, go all the way to great.

When I was in the first grade, the teacher Mrs. Scott told us that instead of working hard to get even with someone, we should work harder to get ahead. She was talking about our school work and how we should always do our best. She told us not to work to get even with our peers. She said we should work hard to do our best and get ahead of where we had ever been before.

 

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As children we are taught to do a good job, so we work hard and put in the work to do a good job. It is not easy to do a good job. Often, it is hard, really hard to do a good job. When we do our best and put in good work it often makes us tired, emotionally and physically. But, we push forward, we still work to do a good job. We push to do a good job because it is the bare minimum that is expected from people of good moral fiber. We push to do a good job because we desire to give the best of ourselves to the world.

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At the school my children attend a good grade is a 92. If a child gets a 92 on an exam, it is a “B” which is a perfectly good grade. If that same child did a little more work and got a 93 on an exam, it is an “A” which is an excellent grade. Just a little more work means that child would go from good to excellent. Much of life is like that. The hard work is in doing a good job. Since all the hard work has been done, it makes sense to do just a little more work to be excellent.

 

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