Action speaks louder than words.
I could just write that sentence and be done with what it takes to demonstrate how serious you are about your goals. It all boils down to the level and quality of action you take. But so that you truly understand what you have to do I am going to be more verbose.
Execute Your Plan
Visualization, writing down your goals, putting your plans on paper are all good, but they are no good if you do not take action. The power and effectiveness of any dream or plan lies in taking action. You are married today (if you are) because you took action beyond your being attracted to your spouse. If you are a man, you asked for the date and then you showed up to pick her up. If you are a woman, you took the time to dress well for the date and continued beyond, so that you remained attractive to your guy. You both showed that you were serious about each other.
Your business dreams are serious about you because they came to you. You must liken your business to a romance. No matter how attractive your goals are, if you do not take the initiative to make them happen, they will remain just as dreams. In fact, they will turn into nightmares. Take massive action on your goals. Take courageous action and rise to meet any mental, physical and emotional demands that the goals make on you.
Rise Above Your Fear
Courage is not the absence of fear. It is feeling the fear and doing the thing anyway. Decide that what you want is bigger and far more important than the fear that tries to prevent you from achieving it. Face fear head on, even if it makes you feel nauseous. One sure way of countering fear of taking action is to visualize what the future is going to be like if you do achieve your goals. Keep that vision ever before you and let it pull you towards your destiny.
There are people and circumstances that are dream stealers. People’s attitudes and the words they say can either lift you up or pull you down. Circumstances can also be either morale booster or energy drainers. If you are stuck with negative people and circumstances because it is beyond your control to alter that, set mental boundaries to never give them power over you. It takes a lot of focus and will power to do that. Just decide that people’s opinions are theirs and they do not change what you want to become. Do not allow negative circumstances to pull you down. Win the battle in your mind and you will win it in the physical.
If it is up to you to do it, remove yourself from toxic company. That fuels your action taking positively. Say No when people ask you to waste your time doing things that do not feed into your goals. Set boundaries that allow you to maximize the usage of your time, skills and talents. Be laser focused for a season, knowing that once you achieve your goals, there will be plenty of time to do what you want, with whom you want.
Be Reliable to Yourself and Others
Be a person of your word. Make commitments and honour them, even if it’s painful or uncomfortable to do so. Do not be easily taken off course. Cultivate a strong and undefeatable spirit that actively overrides the default mode of giving up when the going gets tough. Your honour and reputation is at stake with every commitment and word that you say. Guard them jealously because once reputation is lost, it is hard to rebuild.
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Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.
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