How To Take Action Towards Your Goals

How To Take Action Towards Your Goals

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I recently overhead a lady complimenting her friend’s mother on how young she still looks. 

She made a comment on some parents looking younger than their age because they avoid junk, eat healthier and are more physically active than the younger ones

“Unlike us, our diet these days are basically chemicals, soda & we’re more physically inactive compared to our parents.” 

What struck me was not just how precise she was about what is causing people to age faster and suffer from various diseases at a younger age:

But the fact that what she said is known by many young people today yet we choose to live carelessly. 

Most of us have 'perfect' ideas on what we need to do daily to get closer to our goals: 

We know what we should be doing to grow our business, improve our health & build a life of our dreams yet few of us are doing it.  

Remember, If your daily actions are not taking you closer to your goals, then they are taking you away from your goals.

The key is to let your learning lead to action not just knowledge. 

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So what exactly is holding you back? What is preventing most of us from taking ACTION towards your goals? 

1) Thinking short-term

I’ve practically been among those that said “I’m too young, I don’t need to watch what I eat.”

You guessed it right - It didn’t take up to 2 years after; I changed my diet for good as a result of ill-health. 

2) Focusing on instant gratification

Common instant gratification traps that can ruin your future include: porn, smoking, alcohol, drug abuse.

Successful people chase delayed gratification and get long term happiness. 

Unsuccessful people chase instant gratification and are unhappy about their choices. You must delay instant gratification to reach your goals. 

3) Conditioning/upbringing & society 

We are largely conditioned by how we were brought up, our parents, schools, society and the government.

The media promotes casual sex and so many think it’s cool, it promotes fast food and so many vices. 

Once you realize this conditioning and decide to let go you become free and stop being a slave to the society and media.   

4) Trying to impress others 

So many people would prefer to go broke trying to impress others than actually learning to build wealth, crash their health and natural look with chemicals and expensive surgeries so they can look cool & do all manner of things because they crave validation.

The real flex is being yourself and staying true to your values. 

 5) Not taking responsibility 

No one is coming to save you, you’ve got to take ownership. “Ownership is about taking responsibility for your words and actions, not making excuses and not blaming others.” 

It may not be your fault that you are where you are in life, but it’s your fault if you stay there.

Shirking off responsibility doesn’t build strategy, traps you down and doesn’t tell well of you. If you want to change your life you’ve got to take responsibility for everything you do.   

6) Lack of purpose 

When there’s inner void; we tend to fill our lives with wrong stuff. When people ask me to give feedback about their business – one of the first questions I ask is “what’s your purpose” “Why do you want to do this business.”

And 90% of the time, the most successful businesses have solid purpose behind their success. 

How to take action on ideas? 

1) Get out of your comfort zone: Realize that for things to be different, we must try something different. 

2) Be a doer, not just a thinker:  Reflection would only lead to more learning when it follows action. 

There's no right moment to take action.

3) Focus on practice: Thousand “reiterations” is what makes you good at anything. Nothing can feel more liberating than building, experimenting, failing, iterating and solving real problems.

The key is to have a bias for action as it opens the door for more learning, experimenting and growth. 

4) Stop being afraid of failure: Most of our inactions are simply us learning how to avoid actions that lead to pain and suffering. 

We think we can’t take stop sugary foods because we don’t want to take out the pleasure of eating yet many are only addicted to sugar.  

5) Associate with the right people – you’re the average of the five (5) people you associate with. 

If you want to get better at any habit, you’ve got to associate more with people that are already doing it. Stop hanging around with people who don’t have worthy goals.

RECAP

If you want to clear your mind – avoid porn, listen more than you talk, journal, eat whole foods, don’t check phone first thing in the morning, turn off the news, accept responsibility,  think for yourself, be more present and the list goes on.

Want to grow a business? build genuine relationships, focus on helping people, have a purpose, build systems, make offers, learn to sell etc. 

Want to learn to manage money? – don’t rely on a single source of income, don’t spend more than you earn, save at least 10% of your income, pay tithes, invest in companies you believe in etc. 

Today, not taking action because you "don't know where to start" is no more an excuse: you've got YouTube, Google, free and paid Courses on various platforms. The resources are out there, it's up to you to make use of them

 Create the right moment by taking action now. You will thank yourself in a few years.

Life rewards taking action: 

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