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No More Shiny Red Balls and Take Action Now

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Take action now with an appreciation for the ability you have to go from dream to reality. Most of the time everything you need to get things done is right inside you, it is important to recognize the skills, talents and abilities that you have. As Jesse Jackson once said, “If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, you can achieve it.”

Stop chasing all those shiny red balls and get things done!

So often people refuse to take action now and get things done because they do not believe they have the ability. These people dream big dreams over and over again, but they never actually accomplish anything. Often, these people are afraid to take action now. To mask that fear, they spend time chasing what my friend Nicole McLean of My Fantastic Boobies calls “shiny red balls.” Shiny red balls are all those things that promise to be solutions to your problems. They are the books, websites and webinars, conferences and articles that promise to give you all the tools, skills and magic you need to go from dream to reality.

These things are always so exciting, so enticing and so very attractive. The packaging, words and photos in them is so vibrant, intoxicating and appealing. They are just like shiny red balls, they bounce into your vision and your eyes are unable to resist.  Before you know what happened, you are off chasing another red ball aka get rich scheme, get 1,000 paying customers scheme or solve all your problems today scheme.

One of the reasons people are drawn to these shiny balls is because they work. The reason they work is because more often than not, they involve work. They ask you to work, to do something, to follow a plan. So, the secret is not actually the new article, the new webinar or the new software app. The secret is not a shiny red ball. The secret is actually an old, scratched dented basketball that has been left in a corner behind the couch. The secret to going from dream to a successful and happy reality is to work, simply put in the work.

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be profitable so get started and improve along the way.

If you want to succeed and  go from dream to reality, it is important to remember why the grass is greener on the other side. It is greener because someone put in the work to make it happen. Instead of wondering why those around you are “lucky” and succeeding when you are not, get to work. Your work will help you succeed. Hard work beats dumb, blind luck every day of the week.

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23 thoughts on “No More Shiny Red Balls and Take Action Now”
  1. It is hard to beat procrastination. I found that brreaking the day into 30 minute intervals makes it easier to stay on task and get things done.

  2. Yes! I keep a reminder on my white board – “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be profitable.”

  3. Great thoughts! I believe that it’s what happens in the day to day grind that matters most, not those shiny red balls.

  4. Work hard, work often genuine does the trick. I’ve seen that my whole life long. 🙂

  5. You are always so motivational and I look forward to your posts: They are different and unique and make me think.

  6. Yes, it is fun to be a travel writer. But, it is fun because you put in the work, a lot of work to get it done.

  7. I know, I like to play with the shiny read balls, but there comes a time to shut up and put up!

  8. It is really important to remember that things do not need to be perfect to get the ball rolling. Success is not perfect.

  9. “If you want to succeed and go from dream to reality, it is important to remember why the grass is greener on the other side. It is greener because someone put in the work to make it happen”
    This is something I needed to hear. I tend to just think “its not fair, they are lucky’ but in reality, I need to remember that hard work means you can make your own “luck”!

  10. This is so true. Those distractions come often and they can be hard to resist. I think plenty of people never learn to stop chasing them!

  11. I have definitely lost time, money, and energy chasing shiny red balls in the past. I would like to think I have moved past that now!

  12. I am often told I’m lucky to be a travel writer — people think it’s all travel and no work. I’m also asked how to get started — but few have taken the challenge. Behind every success is hard work (maybe a few lucky breaks here and there — certainly), but mostly it’s hard work. Luck can take you only so far.

  13. As with everything in life it takes hard work to accomplish the things you want to accomplish. No one is going to hand you what you want.

  14. Yup, the secret really is hard work. There are no shortcuts in life.

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