It Doesn't Happen On Its Own
We’re all full of great ideas - The next billion dollar business, a new habit or routine we want to incorporate that we know will serve us, or a clever way to make an introduction or strengthen a relationship. All of those things are important and would add significant value to your life, but there’s one problem... They’re not going to happen on their own. Having an idea is one thing, and turning that idea into reality is entirely different.
A billion dollar business doesn’t start itself, new positive routines don’t materialize out of nowhere, and you don’t grow relationships with people that you don’t speak to. My Uncle put it perfectly, you’re not going to meet the man or woman of your dreams by sitting on your couch. You need to get up and make it happen yourself.
When it comes to taking action I’ve identified 3 steps that maximize your effort and investment. First is “Alignment”. What do you want to achieve, and why? This will help you verify that the ship is pointing the right direction. Second is “Plan”. What is the goal you want to set, how will it be objectively measured, and what action will you take on a frequent basis that will help you make progress toward your goal? Then finally is “Support”. How can you design your environment in a way that encourages action through simplification, clear triggers, accountability, and motivational reminders?
Each of those 3 steps (Alignment, Plan, and Support) are fundamental to your taking the appropriate action. And it’s the action that is the vehicle for change, it’s taking action that makes things happen. Positive change in your life won’t happen on its own, and it’s not supposed to be easy, but it becomes easier when you have the right pieces in place.
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