Monday, 3 December 2007

The Action Habit

The ability to get things done is the one ability that talent, hard work or even genius can't surpass in the quest for success. Having a sound idea is important but not enough. Acting on that idea and translating it into reality will give it value. Many man and woman are doing very well for themselves today because they took action on an idea they had. If you want to join them then you must develop the action habit.

David Schwartz in The Magic of Thinking Big lists 7 steps to grow the action habit.

1. Don't wait for the perfect condition. There never be a perfect condition. Take the plunge and solve problems as they arise.

2. Remember that ideas alone are not enough. There is a huge difference in knowing what to do and doing what you know.

3. Take action and cure fear. Just do it and watch your fear disappear.

4. Start your mental engine mechanically. Move your spirit, dig in and take action.

5. Live in the present. Develop the now mentality.

6. Get down to business. Don't just get ready to act. Act.

7. Take the initiative. Pick the ball and run. Go and slam dunk it.

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