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It is magnificent to take action now even if it is hard. To take action now means to do what is necessary, right now at this very moment, to get done what needs to be done. It may sound like a very easy concept. It is not always easy to take action now, to start at this very moment to do what needs to be done. However easy or not you must take action now if you want to succeed in life. After all, a reality of life is that sometimes it will be very hard to take action now. At those times, even on the worst day of your life you must find a way to take action now and get things done.

take action now even if hard www.janeanesworld.com

By way of example, let us look at the worst day of my life. My young daughters and I were seriously injured when we were hit by a hit and run driver as we were crossing the street. In the immediate aftermath of the accident all I wanted to do was sit down with my children and cry. However. I could not do that, there was no time to do that. I had to take action out now.

There were things I had to do right now at the moment of the accident, I had to:
•  find my children
• get medical care for my children
• call husband to meet us at the hospital
• make arrangements for my two children who are in school
• keep my daughters calm relaxed while waiting for ambulances

All of these things had to be done and I had to take action now, on the worst day of my life, to get them all done. Life is made up of moments, opportunities and chances which must be acted upon at the right time. Often that right time is now! This means that sometimes you will have to find a way to take action now and move even when it is hard and even though you do not know how or what to do.

There are many different ways to do this. The method I use, I call the Lost method because I copied it from a character on the television show Lost. The character was a surgeon and during a surgical procedure he made a mistake that potentially would leave a young woman paralyzed. He was scared, but he needed to do something. So, he allowed panic and fear to exist, to take over, but only for five seconds. After the five seconds were up, he put on his big boy suit and went to work to repair the damage. In typical television form, everything worked out well.

Today is a good time, a good opportunity to find your own way to take action now and get things done even when things are difficult. The method is not the important part. The important part is to find a method and make it work for you in your life. Pick a method and start using it. If you find it unsatisfactory, pick another. Keep working until you find something that works for you and then use it.

In conclusion it is magnificent to take action now even if it is hard. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what are you going to take action now to accomplish, even though it is hard?

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47 Comments

  1. This is a great post! Love it. I still hate that happened to you all but it’s in the worst of time that we find just how strong we really are.

  2. I love this. It’s true – gotta keep moving.

  3. This is such a great reminder. Thank you for sharing your story.

  4. You were incredibly impressive in that difficult time. You are right, if you are able to take action now in the middle of devastation, we should be able to do it when we are safe at home behind our computers.

  5. That is so scary.A hit and run? Gosh!! How are you all doing now?

  6. Joanna Sormunen

    That is so true! The best time to take action is now!

  7. savoryexperiments

    I’m so sorry you and your children had to go through such a traumatic experience. As a therapist, I teach and practice this all the time. You have two choices: act or wallow. Wallowing does nothing but waste valuable energy that could be used on acting.

  8. Getting started in anything can be hard. Taking action NOW is the best advice. I need to do that.

  9. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been! This post is very inspirational- I don’t have anything that I need to act on right now but I’m saving this for when I do!

  10. Sometimes, we dont realize how prepared/not prepared until something happens. I hope all is well!

  11. This is a great motivator. It does sound simple, but you’re right, it’s not always so simple to do (but you’re always grateful once you do it).

    I’m glad you were able to keep things together so calmly on the day you described. I can only imagine how heart wrenching it was, and thank God everyone was okay!

  12. Dina Demarest

    Wow I’m so sorry that happened to you. That’s so scary. Great job holding it together.

  13. I was watching a show on tv recently and at some point they touched on the training that special ops type guys receive. One of the things that they talked about was how they train to keep moving forward, no matter what. It’s good advice for many of lifes challenges.

  14. Veronica Solomon

    I am definitely an action person, sometimes too much so. I usually get an idea or a desire and go for it. In crazy situations though it is much harder to take action

  15. These are great tips and made me realize how unprepared I am if something happens!

  16. Keikilani Jackson

    What a scary moment! I am usually pretty calm in crazy situations and then panic when it is all said and done…

  17. Such a good reminder. Thank you. I’m sorry you experienced that hurt, but I’m glad you were able to learn from the worst day of your life.

  18. Such a scary moment to put it into perspective. Thanks for sharing this one Janeane!

  19. Oh my goodness, what a scary moment! So glad you were able to take action for your family so quickly!

  20. This definitely makes me put things into perspective. Glad you all are okay! You are alive and can continue sharing this with others who need to hear it.

  21. feel the fear and do it anyway. i’m so GLAD last year’s horrific accident is in the past. Happy healthy future to you and the girls!

  22. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

    Thank goodness you were with your kids! I hope the injuries weren’t serious.

  23. How are you all doing now? has everyone healed I hope?

  24. I think that just starting to do it is the hardest part. If you can get yourself to just start then it will generally be ok. Even if it’s a fail – it was a start! :)

  25. Wow, what a scary experience. It’s so hard to face fears and just react.

  26. Janell Poulette

    Wow that sounds like an awful day. I tell my kids that they need to just get their school work done. It’s not as tramatic, but it something we are always bickering about.

  27. Yikes…..so scary. So glad you are okay. And, yes, taking that first step is sooo hard. I just had to get started this past week an then I was good.

  28. Rachael Ebner

    Wow, I’m glad you are all okay. It is a great idea to have an action plan. I am single, but my grandkids do visit, so an action plan would be a good idea.

  29. That had to be so terrifying! In moments like that, you have to act.

  30. When it comes to things that have to be done RIGHT THEN, I can usually work well under pressure. It’s when I have time that I procrastinate or find something else to do instead of what I should be doing.

  31. How horrible! Glad ya’ll are ok. I’m on day 3 of a low carb diet so I guess that’s my way of taking action. Sure do want some ice cream though!

  32. Amy Desrosiers

    I took action now recently by getting on a plane and facing my fears..sort of lol.

  33. Good think you were able to take action during a hard moment. You take for granted that some people may not be able to get up and take action.

  34. Oh wow! I’m glad you and your daughter came out ok. I’m taking action now with my business and so far, so good.

  35. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I really like that Lost method you described. I’m totally going to remember that.

  36. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

    Oh no, so scary! I’ve seen that episode you are talking about from Lost. I should try that sometimes!

  37. Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry that happened to you! Glad that you were all ok. I feel like adrenaline kicks in and tells us what to do sometimes.

  38. Must continue with the necessities no matter what.

  39. redheadbabymama

    In simpler words… just keep swimming just keep swimming…

    • yep. just keep swimming.

      and janeane, how are all of you doing now, are you all faring well?

      • Janeane Davis

        Brett, we are all well. We have been blessed to have recovered and kept going. The big twin uses the accident as her story about a time when she was brave because as she put it she survived.

  40. Oh my goodness! In moments like this our “mama bear”minds kick in and take over!

  41. I’m glad your family is okay! I am trying to take action and start my own business. I need to step above the disadvantages I’m facing and DO IT!

  42. WOW.. I am so glad you and your kids are okay… that is truly a frightening thing to have happened!

  43. Yup, some things just can’t wait, so no matter how hard they are you just need to get ‘em done.

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