Action Demonstrates Serious Intent About Your Goals

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.

Set Boundaries

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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Make The Slight Edge Work In Your Favor

Make The Slight Edge Work In Your Favor

The other day I was approached by a lady who was curious about what I did for a living. She was frantic and wanted me to take her on board so that she could start making money because she had just lost her job.

My internal response was a mixture of sadness and concern because I knew that the words she was saying were driven by fear and desperation as opposed to a sudden realization that my business model was legal and legitimate. Through a mutual friend, she knew what I was doing for business.

So calmly I asked her a number of questions not to dismiss her but to qualify her and make sure that she understood what she was asking me to get her into. A few probing questions revealed that she thought that by joining my team she would be guaranteed a steady flow of income the very next month end. It also turned out that with the knowledge of what she needed to do for that to happen, she decided not to sign up after all.

The Slight Edge Is At Work All The Time

The Slight EdgeYou see, what had happened while I was growing my business and she was comfortable with being in a job was that daily I went through the processes of growing both myself and my business. I was growing my business on the side while holding down a job so the months that I went without being paid a penny were not apparent to her because my job income covered me.

For some reason she was not prepared to experience those income dry spells while counting on the business to sustain her and her family. So she opted to start a buying and selling venture instead where she felt she had some control of income security (not sure how though).

This experience was a clear demonstration of how many people do not understand the power of The Slight Edge. I am making the income that I am making in my networking business today because of the compound effect of the work that I have been doing from the day that I started up to today.

The personal development initiatives that I have taken, the corporate trainings that I have attended, the doing the business that I have been doing have all produced who and where I am in my productivity level.

You Can make The Slight Edge Work In Your Favor

I am always amazed and just smile from within when I share the concept with someone and they ask how much I am making moneywise. Normally I do not disclose my income (it is confidential like anyone else’s income) but once in a while I indulge them. When I do tell, some look at me in disbelief because they think I am exaggerating the truth. What causes me to smile is the fact that people think that if I am making whatever amount of money from the business, they too can make the same just like that.

In my earlier days in this profession I heard a lot of “when I see your results I will join.” Well good luck with that because by the time my success and results start to show visibly I would be that far ahead of you in knowledge and experience.

What many people miss to understand is the power of time combined with action. Consistent action produces a potent compound effect that you need to respect each time you want to put off doing something that you ought to do now. The results of whatever action one is taking may not show now but it does not mean that nothing is happening.

One day the world wakes up as usual and they see this seemingly overnight success and they gape in amazement. What they did not appreciate was what was going on in the background through all the small action steps that the individual was doing (some simple and some complex) that has culminated in this gigantic success story.

So whatever it is that you are putting off doing, change your stance and take action. Even if you might not see the results now, keep taking the necessary action, develop yourself into a better person by learning but do not stop taking those small daily steps. Forgive yourself for past procrastination but decide that from today onwards you will not stop taking action until you get what you want.

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