Failure to take action has to be one of the greatest reasons for failure in life, let alone in business.
Years ago, I remember watching my friend’s dad grabbing his hand as he was wheeled to theatre and he said, ‘Son, don’t waste your life. I haven’t done half the things I wanted to do. Please don’t do the same‘ Sadly, he died on the operating table.
I speak to a lot of people daily. What frustrates me is when people say, ‘I don’t know what to do‘, so they do nothing. Or worse, you tell them what to do, and they don’t do it. I see those same people in groups saying, ‘I need help’ and I want to tear my hair out. The apathy and the futility of doing nothing is exhausting.
Yet people say they want to change things. If you have no money, how do you suppose that is going to change unless you take action? If you want your lifestyle to be better, how do you suppose that will happen? A lottery win? Oh dear. Good luck with that.
Information is ‘out there‘, we all have access to it. 95% of my learning has come from following and studying successful people. I watch videos, attend online training courses, read books and listen to audio. I never stop learning and I act on that learning. Even on bad days, I do something to help grow my business. If you are fearful, you can learn to overcome that fear. You can overcome anything, but you have to want it badly enough to push through the comfort zone and take that first action.
I don’t know the reason for this aspect of human nature. Is it laziness? Are people afraid of failure or success? What stops someone from taking action?
If you are in the networking marketing business and you are NOT going to take action, why are you putting yourself through this? It will never work. You either have to decide to take action or walk away. It’s not going to work unless you do something, anything, to get started.
Action = Results. Period.
Forgive me if I sound a little testy today. This subject is my button pusher but I am sure that many of you can relate to my sentiments.