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Take Action Now – Put Your Plans in Writing




It is magnificent to take action now and to put your action plans in writing. When we take action now, we immediately start doing what is necessary to complete our plans. The following story explains the idea behind take action now very clearly:

Five birds were sitting on a telephone wire talking. Two of the birds decided to fly to Florida for the winter.
Question: How many birds were left?
Answer:   Five, because deciding to do something is not the same as taking action now to do something.

The best way to take action now is to start with a plan. The best plans are SMART plans – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound. A good way to make sure a plan is followed to completion is to put it in writing. There are many reasons to put a plan in writing:

  • it is easy to review what we can see
  • items in written plans can be checked off as completed
  • there is less potential for forgetting things with a written plan
  • it is easy to share and collaborate with a written plan
  • a written plan is concrete and feels “real”

Even in this digital age there are many people who keep their plans written on traditional paper. If you are one of those people, good, putting a plan in writing does help one to take action now and get the plan completed. When one uses paper to write plans, one can get pretty paper and journals to keep plans stored. Beautiful pens can help make the process of writing a plan to take action now a pleasurable experience.



For those so inclined, it is a great idea to put your plans in writing using an electronic device. There are many programs that allow you to use your smart phone, tablet and laptop to store your plans. This is a great idea for people who are busy. If your plan to take action now on is synced on your electronic devices you can check off items while waiting in line at the market. In addition, if the plans are stored on your devices and synced in the cloud, you do not have to worry about the plan being lost or misplaced and it can be readily accessible at any time.

Other people like a combination of both written and electronic plans. To accomplish that some write their plans on paper and then type them into electronic devices. Others print out the plans they create electronically. There is no one right way to put your plans to take action now in writing. The important thing is put the plan in writing using the writing method that works for you and stick with it.




In conclusion, it is It is magnificent to take action now and to put your action plans in writing. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, do you write you plans on paper or do you use electronic devices?

Want to learn more? Here are a few books to get you started. These books are affiliate links. This means I may earn money if you purchase a book using one of the links listed here.

Janeane Davis

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  • I prefer putting things down in writing versus the electronic. Helps me tick off and feel accomplished!

  • I definitely do a combo of written and electronic plans. It totally helps to keep myself on track and get my goals met!

  • totally agree with putting the goals in writing in order to remember them.

  • Yes! I recently went to a blogging conference and I'm so ready to take my writing to the next level. I'm writing my goals down and I'm excited to cross them off as I reach those goals!

  • I agree that putting goals and plans into writing is very effective. I have an ongoing list that I refer to often to help me stay on track.

  • I like the idea of having my TAN plan everywhere I go!! Great idea to have them electronic and on paper.

  • I totally agree. I have to write stuff down so I can visually see what I need to do

  • That is great advice. I really need to heed it myself. I do write "to-do" lists, but that isn't enough!

  • I agree. If I don't write things down they are as good as gone. plans definitely need to be for sure

  • I totally agree. If I don't write it down it never happens. Or if it does happen it never is as planned out in my mind.

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