How To Do What Needs To Get Done

Actions speak louder than words.

Talking and planning just aren’t enough to do what needs to get done when it comes to realizing your most heart-felt dreams.

Of course, daydreaming and planning are the easy part; the fun part.

Still, having brilliant ideas without action and follow-through is nothing more than a waste of time and mental energy.

If you want brilliant things to happen; if you want your dreams to come true, it’s important to spend the majority of your time actually doing something to move you in the right direction.

How To Do What Needs To Get Done

Action is the key.

And when we take responsibility for ourselves and our lives, taking action on a consistent basis is actually pretty easy to do.

How To Become More Action-oriented & Gain Control Over Your Time

Step #1: Realize Nothing Changes Until Your Behavior Changes

Visualization and positive self-talk have their place, but they’re only effective if your behavior changes. You can try to wish your way to a new Bentley, or to make a million dollars by aligning your chakras with the universe, but it won’t happen unless you’re actually doing something different.

  • Understand that a consistent change in your behavior is the key to real change.

Step #2: Know The Results You Are After

It’s not easy to take action if you don’t know what you’re attempting to accomplish. Be clear on your intention. Take the time to determine what you want to accomplish. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? What actions can you take today to move in that direction?

Step #3: Start Small

Do you want to jog for 60 minutes each day? Get started by jogging for one minute each day. You won’t get in shape by exercising for only one minute, but you will develop the habit of getting out the door each day. After a week, up the time by another minute or two.

  • After 4-6 weeks, you’ll have developed an exercise habit and can begin to exercise for real.

  • Does it seem like that schedule is too easy? Good! How much running did you accomplish in the previous 12 months? There’s nothing wrong with easy, provided you’re patient and can see the big picture.

Step #4: Limit The Time Spent Planning

Those that are slow to take action love to plan, but the best plans are worthless until they’re executed. While you’re trying to work out the fine details, everyone else is already taking care of business.

· There’s no reason to be hasty, but set a limit on how long you’re going to strategize before you actually do something.

Step #5: Reward Yourself Wisely

Small, meaningful rewards can help you to get off the couch and get busy. Decide on a few rewards and when you’ll receive them. Get excited and begin taking action. When you’ve earned a reward, enjoy it.

Step #6: Get An Early Start

If you can accomplish something worthwhile before 9AM, you’ll be motivated to do even more during the rest of the day.

  • If you fail to do anything substantial by noon, you’ll feel bad about how you wasted the morning. Then you won’t feel like doing anything in the afternoon. And, as a result, it´s all-too easy to fall into the trap of letting yourself off the hook and thinking you’ll get twice as much done tomorrow. Many people make this process a habit. Avoid becoming one of those people.

Take a close look at the most successful people you know. Chances are there is nothing particularly exceptional about them. They are no smarter or more capable than you are. And yet, they manage to get things accomplished each day by taking consistent, focused action.

You don´t have to be spectacular to do great things!

All you really need to do is learn how to avoid wasting your most precious asset - time.

Consistent, focused action is the key to wealth, weight loss, strong relationships, and anything else that matters in your life.

So, what are you waiting for? Start with step 1 above and get yourself moving!

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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