Time to Act


Take action

You thought about your goals. You generated ideas and evaluated them to select the best ones. You made a written plan to make them SMART with specific action steps, rewards selected and target dates set. Now comes the critical part: taking action. Ideas without action are unfulfilled dreams. What actions can you take today to move you closer to your goals? Keep a goal master list of the top priority goal in each life area and keep your goals visual and visible. Focus on the benefits of accomplishing your goal.

Move beyond your comfort zone. Comfort zones are familiar and safe but you don’t learn and grow there.

Take a considered risk. What’s the worst that could happen? How big is the risk? Helen Keller said “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” Read more inspiring quotes about taking a risk.

Sometimes I wish for the Riskmaster 3000 software that risk analyst Ben Stiller uses to compute the risks of a relationship with free spirited Jennifer Anisten vs. cheating wife Debra Messing in the movie “Along Came Polly.”

Overcome fear and embrace failure. As Mark Twain said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Read more inspiring quotes about courage. Own your life. If not you, who? If not now, when?-Hillel

Make Ideas Happen. Advice from Scott Belsky

Challenge Yourself and Overcome Resistance. Advice from Steven Pressfield.

Overome Procrastination and Get Motivated

Remember, time is short! The Angst Guide to Motivation

Keep a success file of projects you have completed. Celebrate your successes!

Additional reading:

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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