take action now in order to succeed

It is magnificent to take action now because the reward for the action is your success. I am a big proponent of TAN aka Take Action Now. I like to take action now because taking action now leads to success and accomplishment while inaction leads to failure, lack of confidence and regret. Today should be the day you take action now to do what needs doing because the key to success is in your hands.

Success is commonly defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. In other words, success happens when we complete what we set out to do. The key to that is completing the action. The key to completing the action is actually taking action now. Today is the day to stop planning, stop plotting and stop dreaming. Today is the day to start moving, start checking items off the to-do list and start succeeding.Sometimes, people are afraid of success. They are afraid because have been living a certain way for such a long time that the idea of succeeding at something is scary because it is new, it is different and it is important. It is an interesting paradox because these people want success at the same time they are refusing to take action now to get to that success. More »

It is thrilling to make your business successful by working according to a plan. ¬†Almost everyone has heard the expressions, “prepare for war in the time of peace” and “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Both these expressions, are a perfect ways to describe how you should work for the success of your business. No matter what the business type, from a small mom blog to a Fortune 500 company, in order to be successful, a business has to operate according to a plan. Even an entrepreneur who is planning for a less sophisticated business, one woman, part-time operation should prepare a business plan.



The difference is the more sophisticated the business enterprise, the more in-depth the answers will be. More »

It is wonderful to develop a loving attitude toward your work and having some pride in what you do. In my opinion, a good place to work is anyplace that pays a fair wage for a fair amount of labor. Based upon that definition, there are good places to work in almost every industry and almost every person has the ability to work for a good employer. Your job and how it is viewed is determined by you. It is important to have a sense of pride about the work that you do in order to have the right mental attitude toward your work.
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Pride is often defined as a high opinion of one’s own dignity, importance or merit and is seen in the way one carries oneself or the attitude a person possesses. More »

It is magnificent to love what you do, stop procrastinating and take action now so you can be a success.

People tend to like to plan, to create plans to design solutions to problems and situations. I have a friend who has been planning a business for the entire ten years that I know her. She has notebooks full of plans and designs. When she fills up one notebook she copies the most important or best plans into a new notebook and plans some more. When computers and laptops became commodity priced items, she began to copy her notebooks into computer files. On the computer she would search the internet and plan, plan and plan. What she never got around to was taking action, actually doing something with her plans. She always said she would move forward with her business as soon as her plans were in order. As soon as she finished her business plan, her research and her development plans, she was going to start that business. She used the “I’m not ready now, but as soon I get these plans done” excuse to procrastinate starting a business for more than ten years.

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In order to succeed, we have to stop using planning as a tool to hide procrastination. More »




You can find serenity in teaching your children it is important to teach our children it is ok to fail and then keep going. As a mother of four, lessons for children are a large part of my daily existence. Through my writing, my children will have a written record to share with their spouses and therapists to show why and how they turned out as they did.

Other lessons in this series are the following:

       It is OK to Fail
      Get all You Can, Can All You Get
      Be a Friend to Yourself
      Don’t Get Ready, Stay Ready
      One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

These are not lessons I created myself, they are lessons I learned along the way and am now sharing with my children.  As parents, we all want our children to strive for greatness. Greatness is fluid which means it varies from person to person. Along the way to greatness, failure is a frequent visitor. It is important that while teaching our  children to aim for the stars that sometimes they will miss. When our children fail to reach a goal or achieve a level of success, it is natural for them to feel disappointed, scared or ill at ease. As parents, it is our job to teach our children that after failure, life continues.



As with all things, when teaching children that life goes on after failure, be sure to speak at their level. When my twins who are in kindergarten cannot spell a word correctly. I tell them, “It is ok you messed up. Everybody messes up sometimes. Remember when I made that dinner that was really nasty and we had to order pizza? Did I stop cooking? No I made dinner again the next day and remember that chicken was really good?”  Five year olds can understand this idea easily. Unfortunately, they also remember that nasty dinner!

In conclusion, if we teach our children it is ok to fail and that even parents fail sometimes and keep going, failure will be seen as a step along the way, instead of the end of the road. So the question for you this serene day is how do you teach your children to deal with failure?

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