A vital thing to remember here at the outset of another year is the importance of taking action. Many people make resolutions and set lofty goals at the beginning of the year, but most neglect to take the action needed to see those goals completed.
All sorts of negative things creep in when something is not acted upon. There’s doubt, fear, indecision, and insecurity. I’ve learned in business I lose clients if I waffle on a decision or present something indirectly or insecurely.
Solomon talks about this in the Bible. He says, ”Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)
We need to act quickly and confidently. If we approach a project timidly and in a round about way, we lose momentum, energy, and belief in the project, or worse, ourselves.
We just need to take action and start.
Seth Godin says in Poke the Box, ”Not starting is far, far worse than being wrong. If you start, you’ve got a shot at evolving and adjusting to turn your wrong into a right. But if you don’t start, you never get a chance.”
A friend of mine, Andy Traub, is a great example of taking action. Just a month or two ago, Andy decided to write his first book. He didn’t delay or let fear and doubt creep in. He took bold action and moved forward. His book is being released the middle of this month.
Don’t sit on your dreams, take action! There’s power in a decision. There’s power in action.
Question: We’re already seven days into 2013. Have you taken the first step towards your goals for the year? What can you do today?