We all know that it is ever so easy to set goals, make plans, write lists, read books, and more. These are all great and important places to start when building your career. However, often times there is one secret ingredient missing… ACTION!
The ability to take action on your thoughts is what separates the achievers from the dreamers. There is no amount of education or research that can ever come close to creating your success as action does! Those individuals you see finding success time and time again are the ones who push out ideas and take action. And you might think, “Wow, that’s what I want to do!”
Now, it isn’t necessarily because these people are more famous or are smarter than you are. It’s simply because they have chosen to take those actionable steps needed to turn their dreams into a reality by making things happen for them.
“Your dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell [click to tweet]
This quote rings so true, and I have all but discovered this in my own journey towards building my business. It is so fulfilling to be working on a business I love and creating the life I truly desire, but it requires a lot of hard work with a side of hustle to boot! You really need to push past those fears, put yourself out there, network with others in your industry, and really take those actions to bring you ideas to life.
So How Exactly Do You Go from Idea to Action?
Each individual process goes through similar steps, but the bottom line is simple: Action is required. To help guide through the process I have created 3 simple steps for you to follow. So whether you are in the beginning stages of finding your purpose, of you’re ready to take the leap of faith and launch your business, these steps will guide you towards your action. Here are 3 Key Pieces of Actionable Wisdom.
1. Get Organized
In order to know what action to take, you need to first be clear on the ideas that you are moving forward. Gaining clarity and alignment on what it is you are aiming for allows you to identify your goals and exactly which ones to pursue. This will also allow you to secure the resources you need and which research you will use to guide you towards achieving your goals.
2. Create Focus
Next, you need to gain focus. In this step you need to narrow it down even more. What are the specifics you need in order to get going from idea to action? In order to focus on the outcome you need to design a strategy to get you from dream to reality. It is also important to identify of there are any other goals or priorities clouding the way towards taking your first step. Ask yourself if perhaps there are any fears or stumbling blocks holding you back, then take action to remove them and clear the path towards achieving your goals.
3. Take a Step
Finally, take that first step! No matter how small or how big it needs to be, the most important thing is that you take it. Be fearless! So what if you fail? This will only drive you closer, and closer towards the realization of seeing your ideas come to life. Now I know that some of us need a little extra motivation to take that leap of faith, so just imagine how much you could have already accomplished if you had taken that step yesterday! Let that motivate you and push you beyond your comfort zone and into the action you need to enable you to make your dreams a reality.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr [click to tweet]
Now I’d love to hear from YOU!
- Have these steps helped you move into action? What else do you do to make your ideas come to life?
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As always, desire to inspire!
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