Taking action is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do. It can be challenging because it forces us to take responsibility for our lives. But don’t be scared by this; take a moment to think about how amazing it feels when you take action?
When you take action, it’s like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. It’s like the feeling of finally being able to take a deep breath after holding it in for hours. When you take action, all those sleepless nights and thinking about it turns into having done something.
You’re probably asking yourself: “What action am I supposed to take?” If you’re not too sure yet, that’s OK. That means you’re still planning what to do next, which is great! You’ve already made a step towards taking action by starting this process and letting go of certain things weighing on your mind!
As always, take some time for yourself first before taking action because this will help you choose the best course of action to take. This is important because you won’t take any action if you’re not in the right frame of mind and it’s not what you really want to do.
Taking action can also be difficult because it will make you face your fears and insecurities. No one likes to feel vulnerable or afraid, but these are the emotions that push us forward and help us grow!
What happens when you Take action?
When you take action, you’ll learn from your mistakes and build a better plan for the future. But here’s another thing about taking action: you might sometimes discover that what you thought was the right thing to do wasn’t, and vice versa.
If you follow your heart, it’s going to lead you in the best direction every time and help lead yourself towards reaching your biggest dreams!
How to take perfect actions?
Taking perfect action is something many people strive for, but in reality, it’s something that comes naturally with the right mindset.
Taking perfect action isn’t really about taking a certain course of action or trying to be perfect, but it is about being true and honest with yourself while doing things you’re passionate about. You don’t need to do anything special or amazing; all you have to do is get started!
You probably know from experience what it feels like when you do something you love and how much energy this gives you. In order to truly take perfect action, remember these three key steps:
Be honest and true to yourself: Before taking any action, make sure you’re doing so because it’s what YOU want – not because someone else tells you that it would be better for you or because you think it’s the right thing to do. Be honest and true to yourself!
Do things that bring you energy: What does energize you? When you try something new, how do you feel afterwards? What makes your heart beat faster, and not just in a physical way? Do more of what bring you energy. Don’t worry about the outcome; instead, focus on doing things that make YOU happy.
From trial and error comes success: No matter what type of action we want to take – starting a business, moving to another country all by ourselves – there are no guarantees for success. Treat every action as an experiment where you will get feedback from the outside world, making some things clearer while others become vaguer. This is a very good thing! Don’t be afraid of failures or mistakes; they’re actually the best way to learn and improve yourself.
Consider these three steps next time you want to take action, and trust that it will all fall into place at the right moment. And remember: no matter what, success comes from doing things YOU love!
Taking action in business
As an entrepreneur, taking action is crucial to success. As a small business owner myself, I’ve learned that even the most successful businesses have had some pretty rough moments that they’ve had to overcome. This is nothing new; in fact, every single business has been through this, and they all will face obstacles as well going forward in time.
I have learned that every business owner benefits from business coaching. However action takers get spectacular results! If you are an action taker you can advance your business quickly and run circles around your competition.
Taking action is also particularly important when managing employees: it’s much better for your employees if you are proactive and clear about what you expect from them. Many of them will be young people who don’t know exactly how things work yet. It’s easy for them to make mistakes without even realizing it!
Another way to take great action in business is by finding new customers outside your usual customer group: think out-of-the-box and look for people who’ve never bought from you before. You might be surprised at how much more exciting business becomes when you try to approach it from a less traditional way!
Taking action in relationships (and love)
Love is complicated. And sometimes, it can feel like finding the right person is next to impossible. Taking action in your relationship(s) is what keeps any type of relationship healthy and thriving, whether you’re dating or have been together for years!
Taking great actions also means saying sorry if something happens that makes things tense between two people: even if no one’s fault, remember that every apology should have an ‘I’m sorry’ AND a ‘thank you. This helps soften the blow and makes people feel more respected as human beings.
To me, taking action in relationships also means doing the unexpected: for instance, surprising your partner with a romantic trip or cooking them dinner after you come back from work instead of just watching TV together. This kind of thing doesn’t always have to be very complicated; sometimes, simple things like throwing away some trash without being asked are just as appreciated!
Another way to take great action in relationships is by supporting your loved ones when they face difficulties outside your own life. You could help them find a job or give them advice on some other business project that’s close to their heart. Taking this type of supportive action shows how much you really care and helps strengthen any relationship you’re in!
What are the Benefits of taking action?
Whenever I start to write an article, I like to think of what the purpose is. When writing about action, it’s very easy to get lost in some sort of ‘self-help’ mumbo jumbo and forget why we’re even doing this: for me personally; it’s just because I’ve always been a doer, not a thinker. Many people I’ve talked to over the years have mentioned that they have some kind of ideas and plans but don’t really take them forward. This is precisely the reason why taking action is so important!
Below are some of the benefits of taking actions:
You create your own reality. As an example, those who are in a relationship and don’t do anything about their partner’s behavior that bothers them often find themselves thinking: “I really need to talk to my partner about this”. By not taking action, however, the situation will never improve! You’re able to change things for the better if you just take action.
Taking action makes us feel more alive! We become more confident, take on challenges and meet new people: all of which is an important part of growing as a person. Taking action helps get rid of bad habits. Next time you have a day where you’ve been lazy or sluggish – make yourself go out and exercise! This might sound incredibly simple, but for some people, it can be the exact kick they need to get started!
Taking action makes us feel important and in charge. Sometimes you have a day where you’re tired or just don’t feel up for it – taking action by doing something simple, like washing the dishes without being asked, will make you feel great about yourself when all of your chores are complete. You really did do everything!
Getting going is half the work. So many people ask me how I got started with my blog and business: basically, I just went ahead and did it. No planning at all was necessary because this way of thinking means that not taking any action doesn’t work either; there is no middle ground here! If you’re still reading this, then you’ve already gotten over the greatest hurdle! If many people had the same talents, skills and knowledge that you do, they would have already done what you are doing right now. You can’t let your fear or worry stop things from happening; taking action is how to live life to its fullest!
Taking action makes us feel more powerful than money. I’m sure most of us have heard that saying: “Money doesn’t buy happiness”. We all know it’s true, but sometimes we need reminding … For me personally, whenever I just look at my bank accounts balance, all I see is so much nothingness. However, when I actually spend my savings on something nice for myself or someone else, it really does improve my quality of life! As you can see, even though it might not be too smart to rely on money for our happiness, there is no doubt that it makes things easier.
Taking action and saying “yes” are the only ways to explore new territory. If you never take a chance and say yes to something, you’ll never find out what amazing things are in store for you out there! This is especially important if your ‘job’ is just being an employee in some random company; now more than ever, it’s necessary for people to create their own jobs because so many companies go under nowadays – this has given rise to the study of entrepreneurship; something I hope everyone will read about at some point in their lives. You can do so many things to make your own job – just one example is volunteering; have a look around for some volunteer opportunities in your local area.
Taking action will help relieve pressure. The times when we are most worried or stressed out are usually the moments where we need to take action the most! For example, I’m stressing over this article right now because of how long it’s taking me to write… however, any kind of physical activity (even doing something small like tidying up) really does help reduce our stress levels. Taking action helps us forgive ourselves. It’s easy to tell yourself that you shouldn’t feel guilty about something, but if you don’t take action, all those negative emotions will still be there! This is especially important when it comes to forgiving yourself for things you can’t change; we all have regrets! Taking action keeps us away from a passive lifestyle. A life where you’re lying on your couch all day might seem sexy and relaxed from the outside, but this really doesn’t lead to anything productive! Even though I’ve had my fair share of lazy days, I still try to take some sort of action in order to keep myself feeling alive and active.
Taking action gives us courage. It might be scary to do something new or step out of our comfort zone but taking that first step is always an accomplishment – even if it’s just asking someone where they bought their shirt! You never know unless you try. Without trying something new, our lives would be pretty boring…
Taking action is the key to a successful life. This might sound cheesy, but it’s true! If you haven’t already, please try to focus on improving yourself by taking some sort of action each day; join a sports club, study something new, give up alcohol for a while or say yes more often. It really doesn’t hurt to get out there and do something! We live in an amazing time where we can almost do anything if we want to – let’s make the most of this opportunity!
Why is Taking Action Hard?
There are many reasons why taking action seems nearly impossible for us to do. Some of the most common are as follows:
Feeling lazy. If we really like our hobbies, this isn’t a big deal; it’s only hard if something is boring or there’s no fun involved! The creation of entertainment was one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments – without it, we would’ve destroyed ourselves thousands of years ago! Still, three things that have always motivated me to get off my butt and take some action (in order to combat boredom) are staying in shape, working towards something meaningful and finishing something you already started. Achieving your dreams can be scary, but once you give up on them, you’ll never know what could’ve been!
Lack of patience. I’m the type of person who likes to get things done as soon as possible, which usually means no procrastination. However, sometimes it’s better if we don’t rush things; maybe you’re bored because you’ve already been active for so long? Doing something that takes a lot of time is great, but taking that big break will help keep you going strong in the end (I recommend taking a 5-minute breather after every hour). Even when we’re working hard on something fun, we can easily get tired – so make sure to take a rest before pushing yourself too much. Have you ever started watching an awesome TV show only for it to be cancelled halfway through? It sucks… Just take it slow!
This point is related to the previous one, but if you want instant results, you’re going to be disappointed. When it comes to accomplishing our dreams or doing something new (for example, meeting a bunch of people), remember that just putting in the hard work won’t get your life instantly perfect – not everything works out as quickly as we expect them to. Keep working at it, and never give up!
Obstacles are so fun… right? As cool as they may seem when watching movies or cartoons, real-life obstacles suck really hard and prevent us from achieving our goals. Even if you feel like your obstacle can be easily overcome by taking action, there’s always a chance that this might not happen! Be prepared to face multiple obstacles and always remember:
When taking action, you will be rewarded. If you don’t receive a reward after a while, maybe your goal wasn’t rewarding enough, or there’s some sort of problem that you can fix; for example, I almost never finish things – so setting shorter goals helps me feel better about myself.
What Should You Do Now?
If we want to take action in our lives, it’s important that we’re aware of what we should do next. Maybe the topic of this article is already very familiar to you, but just in case… here are my tips & tricks on how to get going:
1) Start with small actions. Think about something easy and fun for you to do today. If you don’t know what to do, maybe you can just start by going outside and walking around the block (this requires no preparation but will make a difference). Don’t worry about how small it is – just get started; if we take action on a daily basis, big things will eventually happen.
2) Celebrate whatever you did. I would even give myself some sort of reward for taking action! What happens after that?
3) Try something new every day. You could be an expert in everything there is to know about sports cars and still want to learn more; every day, we’re faced with so many opportunities – remember that Fortune favors the bold!
4) Visualize yourself succeeding. Even if we know that it takes more than just hoping for something to happen, it’s always a good idea to try and picture yourself being 100% successful (in sports, in school, whatever it is). That way, you’ll have an easier time coming up with solutions when things don’t go your way.
5) Ask others what they think. If you’re still feeling lost after reading this article, maybe someone close to you can help? Sometimes we feel like we know what we want, but the reality isn’t that simple; even if others don’t give us a clear answer or advice, talking about our problems should motivate us towards figuring them out!
6) Execute. This is the hardest part for almost everybody, but why stop now if you’ve made it this far? Just take that first step… (try putting one foot in front of the other)
7) Relax and have fun with whatever you’re doing. Taking action will never be easy for us – oh well.
8) Figure out what’s holding you back from achieving your goal. If we want to become good at something, we need to look into our potential issues: am I not trying hard enough? Am I only working on something because someone else wants me to do it or because I want them to like me? What could be causing some of my bad habits? Be honest!
9) Ask yourself how you can better understand yourself. Most of all, don’t forget:
Don’t let your past failures affect your future actions. If we make mistakes or even fail once, it doesn’t mean that everything’s over – just learn from your errors and go on! Failure is nothing but an opportunity to find out why something didn’t work and how you could do it differently next time.
What Will You Do Next?
Now that I’ve shared some of my best tips & tricks on how taking action has changed my life for the better, I would like to know what you would do next? If you’re here reading this article and not just skipping around (which is awesome, by the way), then that means you also want to become more successful – so what’s your plan?
Are you going to think about taking action tomorrow, or are you going to put on some music and take a break right now?
If this advice has helped you out somehow, why don’t you share it with others? Sharing is caring. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time… Here’s a great blog on time management.