It is magnificent to do it now, to spring into action and get things done. There are a lot of reasons to explain why people refuse to spring into action. Procrastination happens, that is a fact that cannot be changed or ignored. There is another fact that cannot be changed or ignored, sometimes, you have to just suck it up and do it, spring into action.
There are a myriad of reasons why people do not spring into action.
Among the reasons people refuse to spring into action are:
- fear of failure
- fear of success
- lack of knowledge
Procrastination is commonly defined as putting off intentionally and habitually. This means that when a person procrastinates, it is her practice to put off doing what she is supposed to do over and over as a regular matter. It is the opposite of springing into action. If you are a person who has a procrastinating spirit, you must start new habits. When you are tempted to put something off for tomorrow, you have to find a way to hold onto it, and get it done today. Instead of finding excuses to put things off for tomorrow, find a reason to get it done today. The reason can be anything that motivates you. Just find it and get it done.
Fear of failure is another thing that keeps many people from springing into action. Some people think if they do not try, but sit on the sidelines, they are not playing the game and therefore cannot lose. Don’t fall for this faulty way of thinking. Failing to take action now, even if it is because you are afraid to fail, is taking an action. Since you are taking action anyway, choose to take an action that gets you closer to achieving your goals. You cannot let fear of failure control you. Instead of letting fear keep you from acting, do a worst case/best case scenario analysis. Imagine what is the worst thing that could happen if you sprung into action. Then think of the best thing that could happen if you sprung into action. Once you have done this analysis, you have no fear of the unknown. If you know both the best and worst possible outcomes from taking action, you no longer have to be afraid. Don’t let fear rule you, spring into action, now.
On the opposite side of fear of failure, is fear of success. Incredible as it may seem, there are people who are afraid to succeed. For these people success is scary and something to be avoided. Success can mean new opportunities and new responsibilities. Sometimes people are comfortable where they are, moving on to something new, even if it is something better is scary. You cannot let fear of an unknown future stop you from moving. You must find a way to be brave. The future ahead may be sunny and bright if you succeed, enjoy that success. Accept the new opportunities and responsibilities with a brave heart. Be still and know that success breeds success. This means the first success you are afraid to encounter may lead you to more success, act, spring into action.
Lack of knowledge is another reason why some people refuse to spring into action. It is important to realize that sometimes, the necessities of life dictate that we must act even without full knowledge. Indeed, in many instances, full knowledge is not provided until after action is taken and results are analyzed. There are a great many unknown factors in most calls to action. However, a way must be found to move in spite of the fear of what is not known. If you find yourself in a situation where you must take action, but are experiencing fear due to your lack of knowledge, stop, acknowledge the fear, spend five seconds or less realizing the fear comes from a lack of knowledge. Once that step is complete, stop, spend a few moments gathering whatever knowledge is available, then spring into action. You must learn to gather knowledge as you move forward and practice doing so.
In conclusion, when it comes to carrying out your plans, spring into action now,there is no reason to wait. Procrastination, fear of failure, fear of success and lack of knowledge are all things that stop a person from springing into action. Do not let these things control you. Instead spring into action, do what is needed to reach your goals and accomplish your mission. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what are you going to do to spring into action and get things done now?