It is magnificent to take action now and as a result be able to control your own destiny. Take action now means to do something right now, at this very moment in order get done some thing that needs doing. One of the best examples is shown in the following story.
Question: How many birds were left?
Five birds were sitting on a telephone wire when three birds decide to go to Florida for the weekend.
Answer: Five, because deciding to do something is not the same thing as actually doing something.
It is important to move from deciding to do something to actually doing the something. Thinking, planning and plotting are important things to do. The importance of those three tasks cannot be ignored and should not be underestimated. At the same time, thinking, planning and plotting are not sufficient. When those things are said and done, the doing must begin. Take a simple thing like going on a family vacation. If you do nothing, your spouse and children will plan the vacation and you will be stuck going to that one place you never wanted to visit again. On the other hand, if you take action now and get moving on the vacation planning, you have control. You will have input on the location, activities and accommodations. When you take action now and actually do the vacation planning, you will be more likely to enjoy the vacation, to relax and to feel at ease with your travel companions.
Similarly with work, if you wait around to see what your employees or clients think of, you are a passenger in your business’ life. With your business, you should be in the driver’s seat. When it is time for work to start each day, you must take action now. This means each morning you should start doing the items on your business plan. You must do the work to propel business forward. With your business, when you take action now, you control the destiny of your business. That is important because after all, most people go into business because they want to be in control, to make the big and important decisions, to determine the fate of an organization.
Keep in mind that there are only 24 hours in each day. No matter who a person is they are still bound by the same 24 hours in a day. When a person starts living a life where at work and at home when take action now things get done and that person is in control of their life and business. While it is nice to ride the train, it is so much more fun to be the conductor, to drive the train down tracks you have laid and to be in charge of blowing the train whistle.
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In conclusion, it is magnificent to take action now and as a result, be able to control your own destiny. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, are you ready to take control of your life?