“Just do it…”
These are a couple of simple phrases that motivate and take you closer to your goals and dreams.
Or are they?
I believe on their own they are USELESS.
You see, it’s not just about taking action.
It’s about taking the right action.
So many of us are taking action and getting no where…and that may include YOU!
IMPORTANT: Re-read that last statement again and DON’T take it personally! I know it is a generic statement but it’s true for many of us.
You see, most of us are hard working and we feel we are taking action but we are taking the WRONG action.
And the wrong action can take us away from our goals and dreams.
Let me paint a simple scenario that most of us have experienced…
You purchase an information product that promises success. That success could be more income, losing weight, having beautiful hair…
The type of information product doesn’t matter…these are just examples.
Some people (the minority) take certain action and do make more income, do lose a few pounds or having even more beautiful hair but the majority don’t.
The majority don’t because they don’t take the right action.
They take the information product they have purchased and read or view it or listen to it. Some class that as taking action and well, I suppose it is.
Some will think, “I’ve tried it all before and it doesn’t work”. Others will think, “I’m not doing that” and others, “That’s too much hard work”.
Then in their email inbox will be an ad for the latest ‘fad’. The latest super-doper product that will ‘blow your mind’.
THIS ONE REALLY WORKS!
Some buy this product as well and they start the same old action again…
…the same action that gets them no where.
Suddenly they feel overwhelmed.
Overwhelmed with the amount of offers for quick improvements and they don’t know which way to turn or where to start.
But they are hard working…they take action and they wonder why they are getting no where fast.
Taking The Right Action
Create a to-do list from the information product you have purchased (or received for free), as you study it.
And from that to-do list add the specific action to your daily, weekly and monthly routine.
For instance, one idea suggested to lose weight in the information product could be to walk 5,000 steps each day. A pedometer is recommended.
Correct action 1: Get a pedometer and weigh yourself.
Correct action 2: As you get up in the morning, wear it. Start monitoring the number of steps you take
Correct action 3: You find you are completing 3,000 steps in your normal daily routine. So, each day you decide to walk around the block to make the number of steps you complete, 5000.
Correct action 4: Continue with correct action number 3 for 2 weeks
And so on.
It sounds simple doesn’t it?
And that’s because it is.
A lot of people will think that won’t work because it is too simple.
Simple is best. Try it.
I know this post may upset a few of you who think you are taking action…tell me what you think.
Please share your views in the comments below.