I recently read an interesting eBook on Focus, Motivation, and Action. The unknown author wrote about 77 Ways to take action, stay focused and get motivated. This eBook showed that although everyone can set a target, not everyone is capable of achieving it. You must first take steps in order for this to occur. Dreams and prayers are not the same as goals. You can’t just shut your eyes and hope for the best. Something must be done.
However, it does not end there. Taking the first move toward your target is certainly the most important, but it is not the only thing you must do. There are several more steps to take and work hard on, and you must remain concentrated in order to do so.
Tip Number 1 in the Book: Just do it.
The first step is always the hardest. Your mind will come up with all sorts of scenarios to prevent you from taking that scary first step toward your goal. That does not mean you are a coward, though. It is just your brain’s way of defending yourself.
Sometimes, though, you have to listen to what your heart has to say and just do it. Everything else will be a lot easier once you get past the first hurdle – and that is to ignore your brain’s dire warnings and go with your gut instinct.
Tip 2: Doing something is not always a physical thing.
It is understandable if you mistook the need for taking action as doing something literally or physically. Yet you see, there are many other ways for you to take action without even lifting a finger. For that matter, consider the act of planning.
It is never wise to try achieving a goal without a plan. If you want to spend the least amount of time and effort in achieving your goal, then you need to come up with a step-by-step plan for accomplishing it.
A good plan takes into account all potential consequences as well as all the possible avenues you may take in order to reach your objective.