Fear of failure is the number one reason for not taking action.
Failure is not an end, it’s a step on your way to success.
“One fails forward toward success.”
– Charles Kettering
You don’t fail, you learn.
“It’s about the learning, because obviously I learn more when I fail than when I win.”
– Jason Day
If you know why you are doing it, then you have the best reason to keep going on.
We only remember victories. Most will forget all the fail that came before.
Do you know what you like to do?
Something that drives you to do more and to never count the hours you invest in it.
Something that brings a smile on your face.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
If you can find a way to do what you like and give some service to others, then you find out the perfect mix.
There’s always a way to service other.
All the good that you do will come back to you in some other way.
Your intent is the energy behind your action.
Even if the result is bad, your intent is all that matters.
“A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.”
As you always keep your actions in accord with good intent, things will be all right.
“I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.”
– Michael J. Fox
Good things are always a results of actions.
Hard times are hard for everyone.
It’s how you choose to react to those hard times that makes the difference.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
You need to choose to look for options. It’s a choice.
Don’t wait for someone else to help you. Analyse, learn and then lay your options on paper.
As you put it on paper, you give them a tangible form. It’s the first step to resolve the hard times you’re in.
Then, choose to take action on one of the options you found.
There’s no guaranty that you will succeed with your action.
But you’ll surely fail if you do nothing.
Are you a follower? Do you like others to choose for you?
Sometimes, it’s ok to follow. Most of the time it’s when you want to learn something that you can only learn following someone who can show it to you.
In reality, most will keep following because it feels safe.
Being safe following is an illusion. Letting someone else choose for you will never be all that you want. I can bring some good things, but it will never be all you want. In the end, you’ll always find disappointment.
“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.”
– Thurgood Marshall
Someone determine to reach for their dreams will only follow to learn.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
– Og Mandino
Follower think that they don’t face the responsibility for their failure. They live in the illusion of someone else being responsible. It’s an illusion, we’re responsible of everything we take action on. Even if it’s after someone else request or order.
No one can take the responsibility for your action.
You know deep inside if your intention to do ‘a good action’ is true.
Your intention is the real power behind your actions.
Ask yourself what is your intention when you are taking an action. As you keep on doing this, you’ll get better and better at doing the right things.
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We don’t always get the result according to the intention. Its ok, in the end, the law of return will rectify everything.
Choose the good action. Stay away from wrong doing.
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
There’s no free lunch. Luck is just an illusion.
You have to take action and pay the price to reach your dreams.
« If you want to win, you got to pay the price. »
– Bob Proctor
The price is different for each of us.
Don’t look at what others had to pay.
“If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.”
– Mike Ditka
There’s no easy road to success. Take any people you see as successful and ask them if they had to pay the price to get there.
Are you willing to pay the price to reach your dreams? If you don’t, then your dream are not strong enough to drive you to do what needs to be done.
You never go wrong when you give away.
If you give with a true heart, it doesn’t matter if the person that is getting doesn’t feel the same way.
Give away even if you get a negative return on what is given.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
There is not wrong giving away as long as you do it with a true heart.
“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions form our true honor.”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Be kind and give away.
“If I remain true to what’s in my heart, that’s all the success I need.”
– Steve Vai
Freedom is on the other side of fear.
Do you believe you are free?
If you fear that you will lose what you have, then you are not free.
You are free when you take action on your dream. You do that without any fear to lose what you already have.
We are all interconnected. Nothing is ours. Everything is ours.
You have nothing to lose because everything is yours.
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
– Joseph Chilton Pearce
You can create your dream. You can do good things in this world.
Step over the fear barrier and be free.
On the wall of a pub, there’s a sign. “Free Beer Tomorrow”
Tomorrow doesn’t exist. It’s a concept, a way of thinking. The only reality is the ‘NOW’.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
– Jim Rohn
You can expect and hope, but if you don’t take action now, it’s only dreaming.
Nothing great has ever been created without actions.
Always do the best you can right now.
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”
– Bradley Whitford
Action in the ‘NOW’ will not always bring good result. But if you keep going on, you’ll get better and you’ll get better results.