What good is knowledge if you don’t use it?
What good is theory if it can’t be put into practice?
What good are intentions or promises if you don’t follow through with them?
Action is how any(and every)thing gets accomplished.
Action is the currency of our reality. It is what must be exchanged for whatever you wish to obtain.
Apply. Act. Do.
“Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.” – Tehyi Hsieh
Let’s compare an action-based life to a life of inaction…
Active life vs passive life
Get used to acting instead of getting caught up in paralysis by analysis.
Get used to doing instead of watching.
Get used to creating.
Take action, ask questions later.
That’s what I did with creating the e-course on assertiveness (coming soon). I just did it, because I knew I had it in me. I got started, and refined everything once it was already set in motion.
You regret more things you don’t do as opposed to things you do. Life is defined through experiences. Create as many as possible.
Enter the paradigm of an action-based life.
5 Strategies to Overcome Inaction
1. Act before your brain starts over-analyzing the situation.
Just do it, before thinking your way to indecisiveness and inaction. A good example of this is when I went cliff jumping a few weeks ago. I climbed to the top of a rock, and I jumped before I even gave myself a chance to over-think. Ready… fire… aim haha.
2. Take small actions everyday.
Break big goals into bite sized pieces. Accomplish at least one of those bite-sized pieces everyday. So easy. And that shit adds up.
3. Less input, more output. Less passive, more active. Less watching, more doing.
Spend more time doing and creating. Practice using your own judgment and intuition instead of relying on external forces for everything.
4. Create a bucket list and start checking items off. And set goals to work towards.
This gives you a sense of direction, instead of wandering aimlessly. When you lack purpose, you’ll spend more time watching tv and less time working towards something. Do big things. Live an awesome life.
5. Realize that getting started is the hardest part.
Overcoming inertia and getting in motion is the most difficult part of taking action. An object at rest tends to stay at rest. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. The hardest part of a habit is, well, establishing the habit. That’s why everyone dreads Mondays; it’s the re-establishment of a habit. But then the rest of the week flies by. Just get started, and the rest is easy. Get your ass in motion and let momentum carry you.
For a great way to become more action-oriented and achieve what you want, I highly recommend Action Affirmations (click here to get it).
Stay feelin’ good, feelin’ great.
– Stevie P!