Posted December 22, 2010on:
D is for . . . Do it!
How often have you had a great idea, a vision or dream of who you want to be, what you want to do, or where you want to go? How often have you realized this vision? Taking a leap of faith into your future can feel terrifying, and exhilarating. A friend and colleague of mine is experiencing this journey and loving every minute as she reaches her goal.
Decision: Making the decision can be an epiphany. A chance meeting gave Lisa the confidence she needed. She decided to plan a different future for herself. Taking the leap into the world of freelance work and giving up her job seemed like the right thing to do. Making that decision was pivotal. Unless she planned the direction to achieve her goals, her decision would stay just that: a decision. So what next?
Direction: Plan the steps to take you to your goal. Be open to opportunities. Lisa was working in her friend’s studio on the banks of the Thames. The peace and beauty of the environment inspired her. The atmosphere motivated her to plan the next step of her journey – the name, place and direction of her business. Having decided what she wanted, Lisa then put into place the when, where and how. Now what?
Do it: Make the phone call. Have the challenging conversation that rockets you into your future. Take a risk and act on your instincts. As long as you are doing what is authentically you, you are being true to yourself, your values and beliefs, what have you got to lose? Let go of all the excuses that stop you from acting. As Nike says JUST DO IT.
Remember: Ideas without action stay inert. Nothing changes without you playing an active role.
Tip: In order to act positively you must be in a positive frame of mind. Post your testimonials where you can see them, source a key memory of a time when you felt great, do something that inspires you.
Technical: To be successful, act like a success. The more you do it the more you believe it and so do others.
Caution: Think before you act. Doing without direction leads to disastrous results.
Finally: Having the courage to DO IT can make the difference between existing and living the life you love.
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