This might be the week that changes everything! Today we are on the 13th principle in Success Principles, titled “take action.” Canfield begins by saying:
The world does not pay you for what you know, it pays you for what you do.
The universe will reward you as you begin to take action. It’s amazing how may people get bogged down in life by over thinking/analyzing this simple principle. Instead of over thinking/analyzing this principle, you must get to work by putting your head down and taking action. Those things, which use to be difficult, become easier; you will begin to attract others who are willing to support and encourage you as you take action to complete difficult tasks. As you do this, the things you are working on will often start heading in the direction you desire. There will be times when things do not always go as you plan, but ACTION creates RESULTS!
Winners take action, and this is one of the biggest differences from those who are successful and those who are not. These successful people simply get up and do what is required to accomplish their desires. Before we go any further, how are these successful people able to accomplish their desires? They first develop a plan, they outline/blueprint what they desire most, what needs to be done, and what they have to change/do differently to achieve their goal. After they have created a plan they make the first step to accomplish what they have laid out. Just because they take the first step does not mean they start out perfectly. These people will take any mistakes they have made and learn from each mistake, move on, and continue on his or her dream.
One of the biggest problems with today’s society is too many people are afraid of making mistakes and wait for the perfect time to take action to achieve his or her goals. How often do you tell yourself you are unable to do something? Do you find you tell yourself statements similar to these: “The time isn’t quite perfect to start my business,” “I am not quite ready to start waking up early to get my studies in and develop my life,” or “my body is not quite ready to start that diet?” Do you find yourself waiting and waiting for the perfect time to start? Life is hard, the stars are rarely going to align perfectly for you; the best time to start making noise on your dream is this very second.
If you desire to be successful, you must act like someone who is successful; you must become highly action-oriented. Anyone who is successful has learned nothing happens until action is taken. How you do anything, defines how you do everything. If you are cautious now, you will be cautious in the future, wherever it takes you. If you have fear of looking foolish here, you are probably going to have fear of looking foolish there. You have to identify the problems you are facing and break through them.
It’s time to stop holding yourself back, it’s time to go for the freaking gold! Move forward and start creating, stop sitting and waiting for the perfect time to do great things.
Start doing them now and stop worrying if you might fail in the process! You are going to fail, who freaking cares? As long as you are going all in, the progress and results are going to be unbelievable. Right now is the time to take action!
You can’t stop this bus, Cram