By: Wendy Patton
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“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” Henry James
Do you constantly ask yourself “What can I do to turn my goals into reality?” If so, you are not alone. Many people struggle with this very same question day-to-day. It is easy to get stuck in the long term goal setting phase but if you do not put your goals into action, it becomes a waste of time.
You may also ask yourself, what can you do to bridge the gap between setting goals and taking the necessary steps to become successful in achieving your goals? The answer is simple: Take action. There is no time like the present moment to start to implement your goals.
Here are a few simple steps that I have applied and will be helpful in helping you take action in the present moment.
Believing is Achieving
Believing in your self is the first step in taking action and achieving success. Success is attainable to everybody. However, you have to believe in yourself in order to achieve whatever it is you may want to be successful in. A great book on this is “Think and Grow Rich”, by Napoleon Hill. It is a must read for anyone! It will help you with the belief and mindset needed to achieve your goals.
Hold yourself accountable for your OWN actions
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie
Once you have taken the first step and began to believe in yourself. The next step is to hold yourself accountable for your own actions. Many of us tend to hold outside sources responsible for our problems and blame others for the reasons we have not achieved the level of success that we have wanted to attain. In order to be successful in achieving your goals you must hold yourself accountable for everything you have experienced in life. This means that you have to acknowledge that you are responsible for the quality of life that you lead, your failures, your income etc. Once you have done this everything will began to become clear.
George Washington Carver says it best, “99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” I use this quote in all my seminars.
The reason why many people have became successful is because they are able to face the truth. Successful people are not afraid of failures and are not afraid to take risk. This is the best way to learn and improve from your mistakes.
Awareness of the Present Moment
Every minute that passes is considered the past. The question is, when the current moment becomes your past, what have you done to take the necessary steps to become successful in achieving your goals? Smart and successful people take action NOW and in the present moment! Successful people make decisions quickly and change slowly. Unsuccessful people make decisions slowly and make changes quickly.
When a good opportunity comes your way, what do YOU do?