Wishes can be fun and exciting. But, they're no benefit to you without action on your part to back them up. The best thing you can do for a wish is to turn it into a goal, and then strategically work to make it come it true.
It's important to have faith. It's important to believe in something good, even before any evidence shows itself. But, just as the famous saying goes, faith without works is dead. In other words, you need to act on your faith. It's not enough to sit still and only say that you have faith. As with … Continue reading Faith
Just Do It
Just Do It was an incredibly successful slogan for a huge sports brand because it resonates. Winning happens when you stop debating and strategizing, and you just do it. That applies to life as much as it applies to sports. It's in the doing that makes good things happen. It's not in the talking or … Continue reading Just Do It
Hope can feel good, until it stays too long at the party. When all you've been doing is holding on to the hope that something will change, yet nothing has changed for a while, then hope is getting in the way. Hope can also be a stalling tactic. Try getting into action. Take some kind … Continue reading Hope
Don't get trapped in your head, thinking your way through life. It's not always a safe place. If you stay too long up there, your thoughts can create a veritable mental house of horrors. The best way to save yourself from it, is to move. Take any kind of action, however small at first, but … Continue reading Move
The key to manifestation lies in what you believe will happen. And, what you believe will happen is what you are determined to make happen. Get clear on what you want, and then get determined that you can make it happen. There is no other way. There's no magic fairy floating around, just wanting to … Continue reading Determined
Always do your best, even if it ends up being far below what you thought you could do. If you are present while you're doing it, then that is your best. And that's all that you can do.
They say that the best time to start was yesterday. In other words, it's never too soon to begin living your dream life. The thing is that you're not going to be skilled enough at the start, to be living as your ideal self in your dream life. And, you'll never gain those skills until … Continue reading Start Now
Do What You Can
Rather than getting caught up in talking about it, and also being talked at about it from others, which leads to freezing in panic and confusion, do something about it. Action is the name of the game. Too much talk with too little action only causes emotions that can be too intense to handle. Do … Continue reading Do What You Can
Persistence is key to achievement. And a big factor in persistence is repetition. Repeating an action until you gain mastery over it, is the way to build the skills that help you in your persistence, which will lead to achievement of anything you set your sights on. It comes down to repetition.
The key to achieving anything is persistence. Simple, consistent action towards anything will eventually get you there. Persistence is the key. It really is that simple. It isn't necessarily easy, but it is simple. Persist until you get there.
It's true that knowledge is power. But, knowledge on its own isn't enough. Knowledge without action is useless. It's what we do with knowledge that can create an incredible life. And, we are living in a great age of information. People have access to more information now than any of the great masters of the … Continue reading Knowledge
Use it or Lose it
It does no good to only think about your skills, or to only talk about your skills. You need to use your skills. And, you can't worry about not being so great at them either. The only way to get great is to practice using your skills. That may mean that you'll probably look like … Continue reading Use it or Lose it
Whatever it is you want, face it. Look in the direction of what you want. That is the best way to get yourself moving in the right direction. In order to make it happen, you need to face it.
The way to persevere is to remain persistent in your quest. And the best way to keep persistent is to go slow and steady. Keep your goals clear in your mind and keep moving in the direction towards them, however small your steps need to be. Keep going. Stay persistent.
We all have ideas of how we want things to go. We have ideas of how we'd like to be. That's all well and good, truly, but it doesn't help anything if they just stay as ideas up in your head. At some point you need to stop with the ideas, and start with the … Continue reading Ideas
Just Take the First Step
Just take the first step. Don't get bogged down in worry about how it will all play out. You can't know the exact details anyway. You do need to take action, though. You can't just think about what you want to do. You need to do something about it. So, get started. Just take the … Continue reading Just Take the First Step
Do Something About It
It's such an easy trap to get stuck planning in your head. It can be nice to dream about accomplishing something great, and then to strategize the best way to go after it. But nothing will really happen unless you do something about it. Dreaming and planning are great, but they won't bring you the … Continue reading Do Something About It
Plans are great to help organize your dreams, but it's important to remember that they're just plans. If you get so wrapped up in plotting the plan, or sticking to the plan, or getting frustrated because things aren't going according to the plan, then you're not really living your life, let alone your dreams. They … Continue reading Planning Plans
When it feels like you just don't have the strength to go on, remember that a grand act of strength isn't what will get you there, but perseverance will. Perseverance can be quiet and as slow as you need it to be, just as long as you don't give up. Persevere, taking it bit by … Continue reading Persevere
Have a vision of what you want. Visualize how you want your life to look. Keep that vision clear and ever present in your mind. You will get inspired to the right actions that will lead you to making your vision a reality. But it all starts with a vision.
It just doesn't work to only sit around thinking about how you're going to create your life. You have to get up and do it. Action brings you the clarity you're looking for. Action creates your life. I have to remind myself of this often, because I tend to live up inside my head most … Continue reading Act Now
Usually, the hardest part of getting anything you want done, is the part where you begin doing it. That tends to intimidate people. They'll hem and haw to avoid the discomfort. And yet, nothing will happen until they finally just go for it, and begin. So, just begin. It's not going to be perfect right … Continue reading Begin
It's important to remember that you are a human being, not a human doing. It's wonderful that we get to do stuff, but we don't need to be doing all the time in order to be valued and valid. Sometimes we just need to be. We need to pause, take a breath, and enjoy being … Continue reading Be
It's nice to dream about all of the wonderful things you'll do and have one day. But if all you do is dream, then that one day will always be just out of reach. I believe you can achieve any of those dreams that you wish to fulfill, as long as you continue to take … Continue reading One Day
When there are so many thoughts racing through your head that you feel overwhelmed and overpowered by them, then the best thing you can do, is move your body. Get into some sort of physical action. You've been stuck in your head. You've been neglecting your body. And you need to balance both of those … Continue reading Move
Start loving who you are now. Find what you can love about your life right now. Start feeling excited about getting to wake up each day, and be you. There's no need to wait for certain conditions to happen before you can love yourself. Those conditions may never happen, and even if they do, you'll … Continue reading Action
Most anything can be done easily when you just get to doing it. It's when you think too much about doing it, and about how you're going to do it, that it starts to get complicated. You can end up thinking yourself into a panic that it's just too difficult to do. Now, some things … Continue reading Do it
Thinking up Ideas
Movement is what you need. Action will help get you to the answers you are seeking, much more effectively than just sitting around pondering the questions. Taking time to sit and think can be calming, but it doesn't bring as much clarity as actually moving into action does. When we sit around and try to … Continue reading Thinking up Ideas
There's a trap in being a spectator. You're essentially powerless to the outcome, merely hoping it will turn out how you want as you watch from the sidelines. Depending on how it's going, you could either find yourself suffering with anxiety, or swaggering with arrogance. In any case, you're not really contributing to the action, … Continue reading Spectators
We are Verbs
As a living, breathing, human being, a person should realize that they are much more like a verb than a noun. A verb is a word of action and movement. A verb describes progression, or more simply: progress. Human beings need to keep progressing, or they will perish. Let's switch gears here for a bit, … Continue reading We are Verbs
Decide what you are going to do to have the life that you want to live, and then do it. Don't just stop at wanting that life. If all you do is stay in the wanting phase, then you end up letting all kinds of noise and outside distractions keep you from ever achieving it. … Continue reading Decide
Speak up now. Take action today. Be prepared to have this be the last day you are remembered by, because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Love those around you. Forgive easily. Laugh and smile sincerely. Not because it puts others at ease, but because it makes life feel so much brighter for you, and because it … Continue reading Epic Days
Success can only happen if you begin. You begin by starting where you are with what you have. You can't wait until you get over there to start. You have to start where you are in order to get over there. And then once you begin, it's just one step at a time until you … Continue reading Success
The greatest teachers of motivation all agree that action cures fear. In fact, I recently heard the host of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu, say that "Action Cures All!" Fear is an emotion caused by a perceived danger or threat. In other words, it is started in the mind. So the best way to counter that, … Continue reading Action
It's okay to plan out what you want to accomplish in your life, but it's important to not get stuck in the planning stage. Action is the magic key to getting those goals achieved. You won't be a master at it in the beginning, but if you start moving in the direction of your goals, … Continue reading Move Mountains
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that doing the thing you think about doing, and not quite doing it as great as you'd like to have done it, is still so much better than just thinking and dreaming, plotting and planning on how to do it perfectly. All of that thinking is just a … Continue reading Less Imperfect
It seems to me that the worst part of standing around complaining about something is that you're wasting time convincing yourself how bad it is, rather than doing something to improve the situation. Complaining has actually been proven to be bad for your mental and physical health. It brings on all sorts of issues, like … Continue reading Change it
Just Start It
Just start it. Whatever it is that you feel would be good for you, or fun to do, but you're dragging your feet on actually getting to it, just start it. You're not going to be perfect at it, but start it anyway. It might not even be the thing you do for long before … Continue reading Just Start It
It's important to study and train to develop skills for success. But studying can easily turn into a way to hide from actually becoming a success. Seth Godin asks: What have you done with what you’ve learned? You can pick any subject and gain all of the knowledge there is to find on it, but … Continue reading Knowledge
In a recent interview regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, and the emotions that pop up due to our stay-at-home response, acclaimed author Glennon Doyle said that "One of the reasons we all want to get online and do something right now is because we want to get away." We've been so programmed to believe that we … Continue reading Being
A circle of things
I recently heard this great piece of advice given about dealing with feeling overwhelmed with all the things to do with modern life. Essentially they said to put everything you can actually do something about into one imaginary circle, and then put everything that you cannot presently do anything about into another circle. Then just … Continue reading A circle of things
Each and Every Day
In a zoom meeting this week, we touched on the fact that sometimes you just want to veg out and do nothing, rather than face all the challenges coming up in navigating these uncertain times, while still hoping to achieve professional goals. Our coach, the meeting lead - ever the motivator - reminded us that … Continue reading Each and Every Day
We are verbs
Deepak Chopra said, "you are not a noun, you are a verb." It was this flash of eloquent brilliance he dropped in a video of a much bigger discussion he was in with the Indian yogi Sadhguru, while on the topic of Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times. I just had to hit pause and jot … Continue reading We are verbs
Get that energy moving.
The antidote to fear is action. Get up and do something. I just swiffered my floors, and as the dust bunnies lifted onto that glorified dryer sheet, my spirits also lifted from their funk. I know that it can seem like the safe choice to sit around and think your way through your troubles, but … Continue reading Get that energy moving.