Do you dream of a better life, more money, healthy loving relationships, greater freedom, more job satisfaction and reaching all those long cherished goals? Ask yourself why you haven't achieved them yet. I bet you can come up with a dozen or more excuses. However, if most people are honest with themselves there is only one reason why their life stays the same, year in and year out!
One of the biggest problems for people is procrastination. A failure to act on your desires is usually the main reason why people fail to increase their lot in life.
The simple truth is everyone procrastinates. However, the difference between really successful people, people who achieve average success and people who stay stuck, is their level of action!
Most people know what needs to be done to get the things, situations and outcomes they desire. However, they fail to even try to get them. This isn't just a simple case of laziness. Many times there are deep rooted feelings of fear, insecurity and emotional blocks. They make excuses as to why they shouldn't bother or why they deserve to sit in front of the TV after a hard day at work!
You can study all the personal development and self improvement material in the world. You can buy and listen to the best business seminars, books and DVDs but unless the knowledge is applied it is worse than useless it just wastes your precious time. There is no substitute for taking action, even incorrect action!
Persistence is one of the key elements of success. Edison failed 9,999 times until on his ten thousandth attempt he created the electric light bulb. When asked about this his reply was simple but profound, “I didn't fail 9,999 times, I just found 9,999 ways that didn't work!”
Edison had persistence. He wasn't afraid to try and fail because he knew there is no such thing as failure if you never give up. When it looks like your approach didn't work take heart. You have just found another way that doesn't work and this gets you closer to finding the way that does work.
However, as I have previously said most people already know what they need to do in order to get the outcome they are seeking. We live in the Information Technology Age. Information on every subject is available to us at our fingertips if we just care to look. Perhaps you are putting-off even doing that.
Don't you think its time to sit down and create a plan, time to get off your butt and do something that will improve your life. From little acorns grow mighty oaks start small. A few small steps a day turn into many miles over time.
Choose a few small actions that you can take easily and build on them. After a short while you will begin to see the wonderful results you are creating in your life. Make it a personal development quest to improve yourself or your life a little each day. Trust me if you take small steps you will make big leaps in your life. So stop procrastinating now and go do what you know will work or find out what will!
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This is so true! Very few people really take the action they need to take in order to achieve the goals they say they have.
I have found one reason for this is that many people deceive themselves about what their true goals are. They set goals that they think they SHOULD have rather than goals that are aligned with their inner values. If your goals are not truly aligned then you will lack the motivation to achieve them.
I have produced an e-book about achieving goals and another about motivation. You can get both of them for free, as well as two other free e-books on personal development, from my site (http://www.beallican.com).