It is magnificent to take action now while recognizing opportunity has a time and place. The idea behind take action now is that one starts doing something right now to accomplish a mission rather than waiting for some unknown date in the future. When you take action now, you seize the day and to put it simple, just do what you are supposed to do. It is important to take action now when action is required. There is a time and a place for everything and when action is not taken at the right time, there is a cost to be paid.
In economics there is a principle called opportunity costs. The opportunity cost is the value of a choice not taken in a situation where one must make a choice because all options cannot be taken at the same time. That is why it is so important to take action now. If you do not take action now when you should, it costs you that opportunity. Think of it like connecting airplanes. What if you are on your way to New Orleans, Louisiana from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Suppose there is an accident on the way to the airport and you are stuck in traffic for two hours. Or what if you stop off to eat at a restaurant and are delayed an hour or so. In either of these cases, you will miss the opportunity to catch your flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta. If you miss your plane from Philadelphia to Atlanta, you will not be in a position to catch the connecting flight from Atlanta to New Orleans. In this case, the opportunity travel to the airport or to eat out, cost you the ability to get to your destination in a timely manner. More »
It is magnificent to take action now and as a result be able to control your own destiny. Take action now means to do something right now, at this very moment in order get done some thing that needs doing. One of the best examples is shown in the following story.
Five birds were sitting on a telephone wire when three birds decide to go to Florida for the weekend.
Question: How many birds were left?
Answer: Five, because deciding to do something is not the same thing as actually doing something. More »
It is magnificent to take action now and to put your action plans in writing. When we take action now, we immediately start doing what is necessary to complete our plans. The following story explains the idea behind take action now very clearly:
Five birds were sitting on a telephone wire talking. Two of the birds decided to fly to Florida for the winter.
Question: How many birds were left?
Answer: Five, because deciding to do something is not the same as taking action now to do something.
It is magnificent to take action now and commit to improvement with an accountability group. TAN also known as take action now means that you step up right now and do what needs doing. When a person takes action now, she gets moving and kicks procrastination to the curb. For some people, it is easier to take action now when a person is part of an accountability group that helps them stay on task.
If you are new to accountability groups, check out these articles I have written on the subject in the past:
1. Using an Accountability Group to TAN
2. Commit to Take Action Now With an Accountability Group
3. What I Learned From My Accountability Group
It doesn’t matter if you have been part of an accountability group before or not. Today is a great day to form an accountability group with a few folks and starting to take action now to make things happen. An accountability group of two or more people who agree to help one another and to hold one another accountable to reach their goals and to continue moving forward without excuse.
Accountable means responsible, to be responsible to somebody or for something. Accountability usually means the state of being accountable, an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility. As the member of an accountability group, you are responsible not only take action now to achieve your own goals and dreams, but to help the members of your group stay on task and achieve their goals and dreams. More »
It is magnificent to take action now and realize it is your dream and you can make it happen. One of my favorite and best things to do is TAN. What is TAN? TAN means to Take Action Now, to start doing what needs to be done. When you take action now you leave the world of “what if” and enter the world of “yes, I am doing this.” The world is full of reasons to sit back and wait, to put off until tomorrow. That is a fact everyone seems to know very well. The world is full of excuses. You know, the excuses that keep you from accomplishing your dreams: More »