It is terrific to take action now and get things done.
Make a plan and take action now to make that plan a reality. We all have things we want to accomplish, goals we would like to reach and journeys we would like to make. There is one thing stopping us, a refusal to take action now aka TAN. It is not interference from others that keeps most people from taking action to follow their dreams. For the most part, it is a person’s own decisions that keep her from taking action now to get things done.
I have never met a person without a dream. Of course, we do not all share the same dream, but everyone has a dream. The world is divided into people who take action now and reach their dreams and those who refuse to take action now and don’t reach their dreams. If you are a person who does not take action and does not move towards a dream, a goal, a plan, then you have no justification to complain about the action and the results of a person who does take action now.
Take a moment to look at your life. Have there been instances where you have ever wanted to make some big moves but for one reason or another not taken action? If the answer to this question is yes, figure out what it was that kept you from moving? Write a list that gives every reason why you did not take action when you should have taken action. Don’t stop with the written list. Take a long and careful look at each item on the list and find a way to overcome each obstacle. This is an important step because things that kept you from taking action in the past will come up again in the future. By being creative with solutions now, you will make life better for yourself in the future.
Let’s look at the following example. People who are basketball fans often talk about the poor foul shot percentage of Shaquille O’Neal. I think that only 50% of his foul shot attempts were good. I cannot complain about his percentage, because he TANned. He took action now and played in the NBA and thus was around to make fifty percent of his foul shots. I did not take action towards playing in the NBA so the number of foul shots I have made in NBA games is zero. As a result, I have no business complaining about or speaking negatively about O’Neal’s free throw percentage.
The foul shot story makes it clear that those who take action now, even if they are not perfect in their attempts have more to be proud of than those who do not take action now. You must take action now because sitting on your butt will not get done the things that need doing. For those of you who have been planning to go back to college for the past few years. How has the planning and sitting on your butt thing been working for you?
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