How many great ideas go un-noticed, un-acknowledged or unrealized?
If there is one self-criticism that most people have, it’s the inability to take action with any consistency. One of the common example is, you might have a complete inspiration to finally lose weight and get in shape. But then you are unable to get started on your exercise routine.Common excuses include being too tired or busy. Life seems to get in the way to achieve our goal.
Follow these few simple steps and you will be tackling those goals in no time:
Create the necessary space in your life. How much time you need each day to accomplish your objective? If you’re training for a Marathon, you probably ought to be spending an hour a day, a few days a week, and a long 2-3 hour stretch run in a week.
You need to take out time for your objective to be met, “Make it PART of your Routine”.
Accommodate the time in your day!
Begin with Small Steps. Immediately jumping into a new activity for 30 minutes can be overwhelming. Start with 5-10 minutes and keep adding time each week.
Getting started is the most important thing. So “START” even if for a small duration
Avoid letting yourself off the hook. On those inevitable days when you don’t feel like taking action, just stop for a moment and think. It only takes a split second to convince yourself. Do you have a good reason to avoid this task???
If you concentrate and think for a reason, there are chances that you might get back on track. All will be lost, if you choose to wander away and give in to the attraction of TV or Social Media.
Are you really ready for a commitment towards your own Goal?
Generate reminders until you develop a habit. Even with the purest of intentions, it’s easy to forget something for a few days. After some time off, it’s easy to lose momentum and enthusiasm.
Leave yourself notes, signs, and any type of reminder to ensure you remember to take action each day.
Consider where your discipline is lacking. Are you distracted by TV or internet? If so, do your work where these distractions aren’t present. Are you less likely to be compliant in the evenings? Then, get your work done in the morning.
Add in the necessary structure to maintain discipline.
Measure your progress. Quality experts are fond of saying, “When you measure something, the thing you measure changes.” Just by keeping tabs on your progress, you’re likely to make more headway.
Measuring your progress also provides proof that the activity is important to you.
Focus on the end. If you think about how miserable it will be to complete a Marathon, it’s tough to get out the door. But if you focus on the feeling of crossing the finish line in the big run, training is a lot easier.
Have a vivid picture of you reaching your goal in your mind. Then you can call on it to provide motivation at a moment’s notice.
Realize that conditions aren’t perfect. If you wait until all the stars align in the universe, you’ll rarely accomplish anything. Learn to work through less-than-perfect conditions and situations. There’s a saying, “The best time to plant a tree was last year. The second best time is right now.”
Avoid being someone that spends an excessive amount of time learning, planning, and thinking. Simply come up with a decent plan and work it with enthusiasm. Learning to take action is one of the most valuable skills to have in life. Think about the most successful people you know. Are they only thinkers or only doers?