How to Take Action in Five Easy Steps
Anything you want from life requires action. Learning to take action can be a challenge for some. Developing a sustainable business, achieving your daily goals, and living each life with happiness all rely on your ability to act. But no matter how badly you want something, taking action will not always come easily or consistently. You need to take the proper steps daily to achieve consistent success.
Follow these five easy steps to taking daily and consistent action:
Step One: Visualize Your Goals
Imagine your world as if you already accomplished your long-term goals. Are you successful and happy? Do you know what will make you happy or successful? Visualization is a great tool for ensuring you are doing the things you really want and need to achieve your goals. In addition, it should motivate you and inspire you to take daily steps, as you can see and possibly feel what it’s like to achieve them.
Step Two: Understand the Full Requirements
What does it take to get there? Ask yourself, “Do I have all the resources on me to get there?” or, “Will I need help from others or purchase more resources?” and, “Do I have any strengths or weaknesses that can help or get in my way?”
Identifying these possible obstacles allows you to prepare in advance to stay on the path even if something uncomfortable comes your way. Every plan you make should have at least two or three alternative plans to ensure you don’t get overwhelmed or get off track during stressful moments.
Step Three: Outline Rewards and Possible Consequences
Using rewards is a powerful motivational tool that many use. Rewards can be things such as buying your dream car or house or going on a vacation overseas. When you truly want something, you will get up and make it happen no matter what. So, find the rewards that inspire you to get moving. If rewards don’t work for you, try imagining or even experiencing what kind of consequences will come your way if you don’t do it.
Step Four: Break It Down
Develop short-term goals that lead to the bigger goal. You can’t and don’t need to do everything overnight. Instead, develop three to five smaller goals to go after each day to make it easier and less overwhelming. If you expect yourself to work twelve hours a day without any days off, for example, you won’t have that motivation to act.
Step Five: Get Moving, Evaluate and Repeat
Now that you have the goals in place, it’s time to act, even for only two minutes. Any kind of action forward is positive. Be sure to evaluate the work you are doing, and if it’s working, repeat it. Success is all about small, consistent, and repeatable actions.
Now you have no excuse for not acting. Use these five steps to achieve any goal you want in life.