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Why taking action creates success

You can't succeed if you don't do anything. Action is the antidote to fear. Action leads to success. It keeps you moving in a positive direction.

The only way to escape the world of mediocrity is by embracing the power of taking action. By doing so, you build the daily momentum and you keep moving in the right direction.

11 Reasons Why Taking Action Creates Success

“It isn't confidence that comes first, but taking action. Confidence follows action.”

Excuses are a time thief. When you have dreams and goals that are meaningful to you wanting is not enough. You must act upon your goals. Ask yourself this:

If someone were watching your day-to-day behavior, would they be able to see what you're working towards, what your goals are? If the answer is NO, it's on you to fix it.

Increase clarity and set yourself up for massive action

1. #Action allows you to pivot. Which vehicle is easier to move? The one parked or the one moving? The one moving, right? Taking action moves you forwards and while your vehicle is moving, it's easier to pivot and adjust as you go. The best way to learn is by trial and error. Go ahead, #act on your dreams.

“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” - Mark Twain

2. Action keeps #motivation alive. If you don't do anything, will you be motivated to do anything? Once you start taking action, the snowball effect starts to happen. The more you act on your dreams and goals, the more excited you become to make them happen, the bolder you become, the faster you become and the easier it gets to keep it going.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

3. Action builds the #habits. The more you do something, the easier it becomes to do it. Think about driving a car. At the beginning you feel overwhelmed with the complexity and by taking action and driving it consistently, with time, it becomes effortless. Repetition builds the habit of taking action, and once the habit of taking action is in place, it's only going to get easier and easier.

When you feel like giving up, that's when you need to keep on going.

“ Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

4. Action dissolves #failure. We all want to be #successful. As beautiful as this dream is, we all know this is not how it works. Failure is part of the process. All human beings, at some point in their journey ( at many points better yet) will experience failure. Truth is, there is no such thing as failure, just things that didn't work in that specific way at that specific time. Action is what opens the door to not getting discouraged and to continue to experiment until you get it right.

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” - Muhammad Ali

5. Action starts the #winning process. Champions keep playing until they get it right. We all know that champions are the ones who have experienced failure the most. Think about any sport and just imagine for a second how many times they have been defeated before they get to be called champions. What separates them from the rest? They knew what they wanted and they continued to take action until they reached their goal. Failures? Just part of the process. Champions see failures as opportunities for growth. There's no better learning than from your own mistakes. Becoming curious about how you can do better next time is what keeps you in the game.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

6. Action is the heartbeat of your #goals. Preparation is great. Research and planning are important steps in the process. The challenge is that most of the time we overthink and spend too much time trying to take one step right. We don't want you stuck into Paralyses of Analysis. We'd rather have you take ten steps wrong than waste valuable time trying to take one step right. People are waiting for you to share your unique talents and skills. Release overthinking and embrace inspired action.