It is a well-known fact that in order to succeed at any venture there comes a point in time where one must spring into action in the face of fear. It is a good thing to set goals, make plans and dream the big dreams. These are activities that we all engage in and should engage in from time to time. However, we must go from planning and dreaming to actually doing. To reach our goals, we must take action now.
There is always an excuse, reason or justification for not taking action. There are always impossible deadlines, family obligations, financial burdens and the like. But in order to succeed, you must find a way to suck it up and take action now.
Impossible Deadlines If this is the reason you are not taking action now, it is time to suck it up. If the deadlines are deadlines you have set, you need to sit down and do a realistic appraisal of how long it takes you to carry out tasks and make deadlines based on the realities of your life. If the deadlines are not ones you set or that you cannot control, you need to suck it up and realize that perhaps the plans need to be amended or will not be accomplished and make plans for an alternative course of action.
Family Obligations If obligations to your family are keeping you from taking action now, you need to first examine your scheduling. Take the time to look at your personal and family schedules in detail to figure out how to move things around so that you have time to do everything that needs to get done. This may mean getting up and working on your plans before your family each day or staying up after they have gone to bed. Look at your schedules realistically and take action based on the obligations you have, rather than the dream life you will have one day.
Financial Burdens If lack of cash flow to devote to your plans is keeping you from taking action now,take a look at your finances and determine what you can do without, what you can pay differently or how you can “rob Peter to pay Paul.” Financial burdens are just as real as any other roadblock to taking action now. For most people, finances are to excuse the pun, finite. This means that most people are not working with unlimited money. If finances are keeping you from taking action, work at amending your plans to meet the finances you have or find a way to increase your financial resources by rearranging your obligations,selling assets or getting a second job.
If you have been sitting on the sidelines of your life, afraid to take action now due to impossible deadlines, family obligations or financial burdens, stop living a life of excuses. Instead, suck it up start moving in the direction of your plans, dreams, and goals instead of away from them.
In conclusion, it is, is magnificent to suck it up and move so that you take action now. So, the question for you this magnificent day is how are you going to find the guts to suck it up and stop being afraid to take action now?
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