What have you been putting off?
What brilliant idea have you had that never came to fruition because you failed to act?
Many of us have big ideas and big dreams, but that is all they ever are because we don’t take action.
Since I wrote my first book two years ago, I’ve had many people come up to me and respond with amazement. The possibility of writing a book is an idea that many have had, but it typically never happens. Perhaps, our ideas don’t go beyond the idea stage, because we are afraid – afraid to fail, afraid to face ridicule, or even afraid to succeed. Perhaps, our ideas don’t go beyond the idea stage, because we don’t know where to start. We get too caught up in the business of creating the perfect plan of attack that we develop a paralysis of analysis.
When I wrote my first book, it started as an idea. I could have put things on hold, because I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up to other authors I know and respect. I could have put things on hold, because I didn’t know anything about the publishing world. I could have put things on hold, because I had “better” things to do with my time.
It’s time to put aside your excuses for not moving ahead with your dream or idea. And it’s time to take action. Action starts by taking the next step. You don’t have to do it all at once. One step leads to another and another and another. Before you know it, your steps add up to significant progress in making your dreams a reality.
To see what I’m talking about, watch this Huffington Post video about Thomas C. Knox. He had an idea to help connect with people, and he took action. I love his quote toward the end of the video: “Quite frankly, I just thought it was something cool to do, and I did it.”