How To Turn Planning Into Actual Action
Do you struggle to go from your plan to action? You really know what you want to do and have even committed to paper, but when push comes to shove, you’d rather get the extra 30 minutes of sleep.
I recently heard Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, share a story from his marketing research. Ramit’s big into research and polling his market.
When he asked “What do you want to do, but aren’t doing?”, one woman replied that she wanted to run 3 times a week.
Ramit wrote her back suggesting she start with once a week, but this woman felt she had to do 3 times a week or it wasn’t worth it.
Be honest — what are you putting off doing because you wouldn’t hit your long term goal this week?
You are putting off success.
Our culture tells us “give it our all or go home” and that success should be grand and media-worthy But when I look around at our society, I see that mindset breeding fear and hesitation.
A friend complimented me this week for starting a dance class. We’re both homeschoolers and she was cheering me on for making the time for myself, even if it was once a week and not the full onslaught of training I wish I did have the time for.
In fact, it was that same decision to resume ballet training, even though I won’t likely have a career in it, that motivated me to make updates to my own website, even if page by page.
Action breeds action.
Desire alone is not enough; no matter how much you envision or plan for success, you won’t get any closer without taking action.
And the more you exercise your “action muscle” it becomes easier, with visible results.
That’s why I’m doing a free training July 8th , to help take you from overwhelm and disorganization to relaxed and excited about your projects in motion, with a structure to prevent back-sliding.
But trainings only as good as it applies to you, so I’m setting aside 30 minutes for live coaching!
Mark your calendar and prep your questions! (Registration details to follow)
Meanwhile, I challenge you today to take an action forward with something you’ve been procrastinating on. Doesn’t have to be business related- just practice saying “yes” to pint-sized opportunity.
You know – I have to ask…
Whether in business or in life…
Have you ever struggled with turning down opportunities because didn’t feel you could go “that big” yet?
There are thousands who struggle with perfectionism, procrastination or fear of failure. I appreciate you contributing here- knowing that you might encourage another reader!
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin..” Zechariah 4:10