Action starts with a decision. Ultimately success is a decision. One that’s underpinned with commitment and motivation.
Those who achieve success in life aren’t just (or even) lucky. They were not born with an extra boost of motivation to take action. They are not blessed. What makes them different? Decision and subsequent hard work that leads to their achievements.
Recently one of my friends admitted: “I have been thinking about going to college for the past 3 years.” I looked at her in disbelief. “Yes”, she said, “I know. 3 years! If I had made that decision 3 years ago I would have had my diploma by now”. A great realisation.
So what’s next? Do we actually learn from such discoveries and act on them immediately? No, by no means was she at the time on her way to college, ready to sign up for her course. Even though she’d had that realisation – I could have started 3 years ago. Somehow still no action.
So what was missing? What is needed in order for us to take action? It all starts with a decision. “Yes, I will”. And that “Yes” is big. Why? Because it’s a yes to college, yes to a course but also yes to hard work, yes to commitment and yes to continuous focus. And it’s also a yes to success and the goal that’s achieved at the end of that journey.
A year from now you will wish you had started today…
So if you too have your own “college“, your own action, that you have been putting off for months, maybe years ask yourself these questions today
- What is the reason you want to do what you want to do?
- Do you really want to do it? …
- … Really?
- What specifically will it take to achieve your goal?
- Are you prepared to do it?
- How much motivation do you have and how will you maintain it on the way?
- Specifically what will your life look like when your goal is achieved?
Make a well informed decision based on your own great motivation and ambitions. Hoping for the best isn’t enough. Awareness of what drives you will keep you going and will provide you with this extra boost of energy when you need it most. With your eyes focused on the goal make a decision that you want to succeed and start today. Because a year from now you will wish…
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