|11-04-2008, 07:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Take Action NOW!!!
Take Action NOW!!!
“I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But I’ve never heard of Someday.” – Reverend Ike
“People are always trying to put off until tomorrow what they could be doing today”. – Russell Simmons.
The previous two quotes were taken from Russell Simmons’ new book Do You! And I think they perfectly illustrate the focus of this writing which is to take action NOW!
So many people have great goals, dreams, and intentions but aren’t doing anything to fulfill them. “After my kids go to school…” “When my check comes in…” “When I get that job...” “When I hear from that client” “When I am in better shape…” “Someday I’ll get my nose done” “I’ve been thinking about doing…” The list goes on and on.
I think there are three main reasons why people don’t take the action they should to produce the results they would like: 1) Fear 2) Uncertainty 3) Ignorance & 4) Laziness. Let’s explore these four.
I think the most prevalent reason people don’t take action to realize their ideal life is simply do to fear. As Susan Jeffers, author of the bestselling book Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway likes to say, fear is simply “False Evidence Appearing REAL”. Many people allow FEAR “False Evidence Appearing REAL” to stop them before they even get into the game: “What if she says no to me asking her out?” “What if my manager doesn’t give me the raise?” “What if he doesn’t like me?” “What if I mess up on my speech?” “What if I fail my test?” Just imagine for a second if she did say YES! If your manager WOULD give you that raise, if you DID do great on your speech and you DO pass your test. The fact of the matter is that you won’t know unless you TRY!
Let’s look at FEAR again “False Evidence Appearing REAL”. Unless you are a fortune-teller, you don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. If you’re allowing fear to run you, then you’re looking at the future from a negative perspective. The reality is that you don’t know what’s going to happen. Things might turn out much better then you could have ever thought or planned. As Dr. Fleet of the Concept-Therapy Institute says in his book Rays of the Dawn: “Fear is the antithesis of faith. It is based on a lack of confidence or an apprehension of danger, unhappiness, doubt, anxiety, worry, dread, hatred, anger, horror, fright, shock, terror.”
“Fear is a destructive emotion. Anyone who suffers from it should know and comply with the laws governing fear:
1. Find out what it is that causes you to fear
2. Eliminate the fear through intelligent action
3. If it is not within your power to eliminate the fear, then consult someone who has a made a study of the human mind. Present your case to the doctor, or mental healer, who in turn will analyze this fear. Then, using your intelligence and willpower, eliminate the fear.
4. Do not fear anything needlessly. Analyze your fears in the light of truth, and you will find that there is, in reality, nothing worthy of being feared”
Let’s try an example of this. Let’s say you’re someone who has a fear of talking to women. You’re worried that when you talk to women they might reject you so instead of talking to them, you simply leave them alone. This fear is causing havoc with your life as you don’t have the proper relationships or the normal sex life you desire.
So, what can we do? First, “Find out what it is that causes you to fear”. In the previous case it would be talking to women. Second, “Eliminate the fear through intelligent action”. Intelligent action could be; signing up for a course on how to meet women, taking speech classes to get better at speaking, purchasing a book on the art of pick-up and/or seduction, practicing making small-talk with women you see while out, and having your friends introduce you to their women friends.
If your fear is so big that you can’t do any of those steps, then I would say you go to step 3 of the laws governing fear; “If it is not within your power to eliminate the fear, then consult someone who has a made a study of the human mind. Present your case to the doctor, or mental healer, who in turn will analyze this fear. Then, using your intelligence and willpower, eliminate the fear.” You can get the number of a good therapist or hypnotist and find out what the root cause of this fear is. Once you know it, the two of you can come up with a logical plan to eliminate it.
Lastly, “Do not fear anything needlessly. Analyze your fears in the light of truth, and you will find that there is, in reality, nothing worthy of being feared.” This quote is so true. You are one with the Divine. One with this great all-pervading power that rules, governs, and flows throughout the universe. What problem could be so big that you could not solve it? Apply some reason and faith to your problems and you’ll see that there really is nothing worthy of being feared. In fact, most of the time your problems are blessings in disguise. They’re showing you what areas you need to improve upon so that you could lead a better life.
A lot of times there will be people who are willing to take action but often don’t know exactly what it is they should be doing. One of the easiest ways to get over this hurdle is to develop a strong image of what you would like to be doing. This image will give you the direction and motivation you need to get started. Also, a strong image will give you the drive and determination to see your image through to the end, even when bumps and hurdles come up along the way.
Two examples I like to use for this are: 1) Imagine if I gave you a magic wand and you were living your ideal life right now, what would you be doing? That simple question usually allows people to completely express themselves. Everyone on some level has an idea as to what they should be doing. This simple question releases any type of restrictions a person might have. For instance many people are not in their ideal jobs because they are busy doing something that they think they should be doing instead of something they want to do. This simple question allows them to really free themselves up to get to the core of what they want to do.
2) I oftentimes tell people to write out: “I am so happy and grateful” and to keep writing whatever comes out for their ideal life. This natural process of writing allows their true desires to come out. It stops the conscious part of their mind from filtering out their true real desires that are right below the conscious surface.
In my opinion, developing a strong image is the first thing someone should do when they want to get into shape. By developing a STRONG image of what they would like to look and FEEL like, this image will give them the inspiration to go about creating their perfect body. Also, on those days when they might be feeling down or unmotivated, all they have to do is turn to their perfect image for motivation.
For people reading this who might be suffering from depression, a strong self-image is one of the best ways to start feeling good again. The image of a person’s perfect life will give the imager faith and hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It will also give them a direction to head in which will take their negative energy that was once flowing destructively inward and have it flowing constructively outward.
As this post is so long, please feel free to visit the link in my signature for the rest.
Last edited by TonyToneTone; 11-04-2008 at 07:55 AM.
|11-04-2008, 11:15 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: new hampshire
whenever i'm fearful of something, i find myself instinctivly getting 'mad'.
Mad about what, i'm never sure, but it acts as a motivation to push past a fear. [probably not the 'healthiest' way to handle it]
i'll keep this in my mind as i come against somthing i want to avoid...
[same thing as fear?]
|11-04-2008, 11:12 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
i was have been thinking about the whole do it now concept. i like the idea of just getting the work on your ideas taking action now. but the only thing that i donít understand is how to take action on something new when you have a family to take care of. I FEAR that my family will experience a great deal of discomfort if i just up and quit my job, and start working on the things that I believe would provide value to my community, but will not bring in as much money as I am making now. so how do you make this transition when you have a family?
|11-05-2008, 01:17 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
As you have a family to support, just make any actions you take gradual. You don't have to up and quit your job, you can do whatever it is you like on the side. If it generates income for you, great, if not, no worries as you still have your safety net.
|11-06-2008, 10:30 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
some of the ideas are
starting a small advertising bussines for a lot of the local mom and pop shopes around my area that cant afford big buget guys
starting a chartiy fund for durfur
starting a recycleing campaing for pvc plastic
all these ideas excite me but with the resopsibility of a family and job it seems almost impossiable to start
the only idea i came up with is delegateing the starting process but im not sure of how well that would work
any suggestion or storys from people in my situation that found a soultion i think that would be a good artical for some one to write as well or even a nich book
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