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Magnificent Monday – Get Information and Take Action

Magnificent Monday – it is magnificent to get all the information you need and then take action.

Each Magnificent Monday throughout the month of December will be devoted to taking action. Upcoming articles will deal with the issues of:


–     you failed before, but still take action

–      you have a full plate, but still take action

–      use your accountability group to help you take action

Today we are exploring the idea of getting information and preparing to take action.


photo credit: Luz Adriana Villa A. via photopin cc magnificent Monday,  action, get information, prepare


Many people have grand dreams and plans, things they want to accomplish. Unfortunately for some, they are afraid to take action and their dreams remain dreams for ever, never becoming something more. While we need to take action to accomplish our goals and make our dreams come true, it is foolhardy to take action without gathering information and making a plan for action.

Before taking action, spend a few moments to make sure you have the information you need to take action. for example, if you are preparing to leave home to drive to work, arrange your morning routine so that you have time to check the local traffic report. The time you spend gathering this information is invaluable if it helps you avoid traffic congestion and get to work on time.

If you want to exercise and get in shape after long periods of inactivity, it may be wise to consult a physician to find out if there are any limits on the type of exercise program you should undertake. Taking the time to get this information is invaluable if it helps you avoid a hospital stay.

While it is good not to be afraid to take action, it is not smart to take action without gathering sufficient information to work smart, instead of merely working hard. So, the question for you this Magnificent Monday is what do you to take action with all the knowledge you need?

Janeane Davis

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  • I think the gathering of the information holds me back mostly because I know i'll have to share my idea with someone in order to get the right information. I have some great ideas for projects and businesses, but I'm so afraid of someone taking my idea and using them for themselves. It's happened before.

    • This is a valid fear. I am dealing with an issue like this now. But I am getting over it by telling myself, the idea was a good one and the person that wants to take my idea cannot do it my way, with my special touch and that its what is needed, my special touch. Don't let fear hold you back, get moving and do what you know you have in you to do.

  • As always, this is right on time...Thanks Janeane!

    • Glad you liked it Mrs. Smart and Sassy!

  • Just what I needed to read as I was getting ready to run and hide from, well, life! Thanks Janeane, as always you know what to say!

    • Rachee, you always have a nice word for me just when I need one. Your hae excellent timing! TAN

  • This is great advice. Informed action is the best action. It's never wise to go into anything you want to do blindly. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sometimes, the gathering information is what holds me back from getting started. It does save a lot of time in the long run, though. Right now, I need to figure out things with the new year and my job and what's going to be happening career wise. I'm gathering info slowly, and going to jump into 2013 with both feet!

    • Don't let the information gathering hold you back. Sometime we hide our fear by saying we need more information when what we really need is to push forward with what we have! Set a time limit on information gathering and then move.

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