Let us talk about action because nothing ever happens if we don't take ACTION! Even with all the passion,dreams and confidence I've been writing about don't mean zilch if we don't take a step towards our goal everyday. Sure these tools (passion etc) precedes action and we do need them as motivation and a clear vision for our actions.
"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can often confuse movement with action. Movement is keeping ourselves busy with sometimes irrelevant things. Okay, I do know that we have to deal with the mundane things like housework and all the stuff that needs to be done on a daily basis but that's why we have an agenda, to plan our daily task which will include the amount of time we will devote to our goals and making every effort to stick to it.
"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
Most of us fall short on the action bit. We like to dream and talk about a project that never see the light of day. I, myself, procrastinated for years. I didn't do the things that I wanted to do, maybe out of fear that I wouldn't be able to cope with the demands of my goals as well as my health, which contributed to a lack of confidence and not having faith in myself or God.
"Action prove who someone is, words just prove who they want to be."
Action doesn't have be an immense leap to your goal but it can be one step towards success in your life, whatever that is for you. For example, if you are waiting for a promotion at work, don't just sit there waiting to be noticed, plan your course of action. You may want to take more responsibilities to show your dedication or capabilities or work more hours. You may even decide to take a professional course in your field to put you at the top of your game.
"Action is the foundational key to all success." Pablo Picasso
We need to take a leap of faith, sometimes, before we're even ready. The more we stall the more we will talk ourselves out of it.
"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." William B Sprague
One thing that inspire me to act is by listening and watching motivational videos or reading inspiring books such as You Can Have What You Want by Michael Neill or Your Faith is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard. You need to keep yourselves motivated everyday by listening to these tapes instead of the ones in your head, in order, to change your mindset from fear to empowerment.
"Action Conquers fear." Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Lastly, I would like to point out that 'all men of action are dreamers' but the operative word in that quotation is ACTION. Don't die without sharing your dreams or inspiring others my friend.
Dreams keeps us alive
Passion is our drive
So why do we approach
Every situation with trepidation
Afraid to ACT
To make an impact
Let us not die
With regrets in our eyes
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."