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What I Accomplished This Year When I Started to Take Action Now

It is magnificent to look back at the previous year and see what you accomplished once you began to take action now. In order to succeed, there comes a time when people must TAN aka take action now. One of my main areas of focus for the past year was take action now. I learned that when I take action now, I succeed. When I don’t take action now, I do not take action later.

When I was in a junior high school science class, we learned the principle of inertia. The idea with inertia is that a body at rest stays at rest and a body in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by some outside force. In the real world inertia can be used to explain that people on the move continue to move and people who are lazily sitting around will continue to lazily sit around.

I am a procrastinator by nature. I like to put off for tomorrow what I can do today. I like to sit and read a good book or knit a good sweater. Unfortunately, procrastination, by definition, means nothing gets done. I am a wife and mama so I don’t have the luxury of doing nothing. I have to move, to get things done, to accomplish the goals I have set for myself. So when I learned the idea of TAN aka take action now, it was a revolutionary concept.

I started to TAN in a few areas of my life to see how it would work. When I obtained remarkable and amazing successes as a result of my decision to take action now:

• Learned elementary HTML coding
• Moved this blog from Blogger to WordPress
• Exceeded page view goals for this blog
• Secured regular income from blog and related services
• Created fresh content an average of 6 days per week
• Helped create a thriving community for women writers

In the areas where I got a TAN plan, a take action now plan, I not only succeeded, I excelled. In areas where I did not TAN, where I sat around and let the inertia of procrastination take over, I did not succeed. It wasn’t even a close test.

In conclusion, it is magnificent to look back at the previous year and see what you accomplished once you began to take action now. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what have you learned when you decided to take action now rather than procrastinating?

Janeane Davis

View Comments

  • I'm big on procrastination too! I think I need to change my mantra for 2014 to do it now and be done.

  • I would have to admit to being a procrastinator too! I wish I wasn't but I don't think I will ever change.

  • Those are really some great accomplishments. It's is amazing how you get results when you are focused and have a plan.

  • I'm a procrastinator usually but I find that being organized helps me so much! I also use a checklist!

  • I tend to put things off too. I am trying hard to stay motivated.

  • You are absolutely right. Nothing happens unless you start doing it. I have been only blogging for 9 months and it is such an accomplishment to have gotten my blog a PR2 before this year ended.:)

  • it is wonderful to see and look back the things we accomplished indeed because we take an action.

  • thank you --- very encouraging. I plan on getting organized that is a big thing for me the up and coming year. Cannot wait to take the stress off!

  • This is a wonderful post! I'm already thinking ahead for the new year

  • I learned HTML out of necessity and I am working to learn more because it will be beneficial to me.

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