The word action is perhaps one of the most powerful words in the English language. If you read the biographies of great men one thing is common among all of them; the ability to persist, the ability to act and move on with their work in the face of difficulties and challenges. Most of us read lots of books have loads of ideas but rarely take any action on the information. There is a famous saying ‘Knowledge is Power’ but only applied knowledge is real power’.
Many of us do not take any action at all. We procrastinate; we talk ourselves out of taking any action on a new idea. We find a hundred different ways as to why a new idea will not work. We keep waiting for the perfect moment to start a new business or get going with the new idea. We wait till all the things fall in place and the conditions are perfect. All these lead to inactivity, indecision and an indefinite delay in pursuing our dreams and ideas.
The giants of the human race have been men of action. The ability to persist until a task is done is what distinguishes them from ordinary mortals. A man who acts consistently is sure to succeed. Whether to start a business, to reach to the top of your organization, to invent something or to learn a new skill start taking action today. A step taken in the right direction towards your goal no matter how small is never in vain.
A man of action might fail, but if you keep acting consistently sooner or later you will reach your goal though checkered by failures and disappointments. If you do not want to fail then do not take any action. If you are content being where you are then there is no need for any action, but the greatest failure in life is to have not failed at all. Consistency is crucial for success.
Many of us are good at accomplishing short term goals. Many of us are good at winning the short races. We set a goal, work on it for a few days and then forget all about it, but life is not a 100 meter dash, it’s a marathon which requires consistent action to achieve success and mastery in the chosen field. This is where Action’s brother persistence comes into play. You should have your vision, goals, dreams continuously in front of your eyes and persist for days or months or even years till you reach them.
Taking action consistently is hard, but once you make it a habit and start taking action everyday, you are sure to achieve your dreams and goals.