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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.”
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 Fabulous 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 are 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 that 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. It 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.
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.
If you are a person who dreams, who plans great and wonderful things you are a treasure. You have the ability to accomplish all you set your mind to doing. The secret to getting it all done is to simply do the work. If there is a new product line you want to produce and sell, do it. If you have been planning to write a book, start a business or remodel your house, get up and do it. Make the moves stop making excuses. Do the work.
If you have the ability to develop a business plan, create a product line, design the remodel of a house, then you have the ability to make those dreams your reality. Never doubt your ability to get the job done. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that you cannot make your dreams come true. You don’t need another course, another workshop or another article to take action now. The ability to make things happen is something you have inside you. Believe in yourself, have faith in your ability.
Take a moment now to pick something you want to do. Select something that you have been putting off because you want more training, information or experience. Let today be the day you start doing that thing. Fear cannot stop you. Don’t be nervous. Just start doing what you need to do so you can move from dream to reality. If you want to launch a product, make a prototype. If you are trying to write a book. start writing. It is important to remember that your first product, your draft, your first anything doesn’t have to be the final product. You can improve things before you bring them to market. You can improve your offerings.
There are lessons that can be learned from doing things imperfectly. Those lessons can spur you on to greatness and ultimate success. This means that fear of getting it wrong or not being perfect the first time out should not keep you from taking action now and getting things done. That is simply not the way to do things. As a child, when you tried to walk or feed yourself for the first time things did not go well. In fact, things may have gone horribly wrong. However, even as an infant, you knew that if you didn’t get it right the first time, you must try again. So, you cried, wiped your tears and tried again. You tried again and again until you could walk and feed yourself with ease. That method still works. Use it!
Let today be the day you stop chasing all those shiny red balls and start putting in the work to go from dream to reality. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what are you going to move to accomplish today?