Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's The Action You Are Willing To Take That Define You

Are you willing to take action in order to achieve what you want out of life? Or are you content to dream about a different life, but remain locked into the status quo of your past and present circumstances due to inaction?

We just completed an 8 day stay in Auckland, New Zealand. It's the first leg of a 3 week working vacation which also takes us to Sydney and Cairns, Australia.

As I've been reflecting on the week, I realize how truly blessed I am. And I'm overcome with gratitude at being able to see this amazing part of the world. Best of all, I'm able to do it with my family.

We were able to take our business with us, and at the same time took in such excursions as the Auckland Zoo, a day in Coromandel, a day a Rotorua visiting the geothermal attractions, and even a day on the "Shire" movie set from the Lord of The Rings trilogy.

But as I look at the week that was, I realize that none of these things would have been possible were it not for my willingness to take action.

Because I truly wanted something different than the corporate drone-like life I was living, I was willing to get uncomfortable by taking action. In many cases these were actions that were very foreign to me.

I took action by researching and learning about different business and income opportunities. I took action by choosing to get started in my own home based business. I took action by seeking out and connecting with successful entreprenuers and business people. I took action by committing to my learning through books and workshops. I took action by taking the leap and actually leaving my corporate job behind so that I could focus my energies full time on my business. I took action by committing to take my family on a trip to New Zealand and Australia (which is merely the latest in several "trips of a lifetime" we've taken over the past 2 years).

Even when I didn't know how it was all going to exactly work out, which was most of the time, I chose to trust in myself and the abundance of the universe and continue to take the actions necessary to move me closer to my goals.

Creating your new future means creating a new you. And that implies taking action to change the decisions you’ve been making, changing the thoughts you’ve been thinking and changing the actions you’ve been taking.

Remember, wealth and prosperity evade the person who chooses inaction. You must be willing to seize the opportunities as they are presented. Understand that the world is full of opportunities, but if you choose inaction, the opportunities pass you by.

I see this so often.

I see people get caught in analysis paralysis over whether or not to seize the opportunity that is in front of them.

It may be a business opportunity or new business idea. Or it may be an investment or a financial opportunity. Or perhaps it’s a new job offer.

I see them become so hesitant to make a decision about whether they are in or they are out that they literally choose not to take any action. And so then the opportunity is gone.

Isn't it interesting that most people's greatest regrets in life are around things they didn't take the opportunity to do?

Have you ever had any regrets over an action you chose not to take? An investment opportunity that you passed up which could have made you a fortune? A great idea that was worth a million bucks, but you sat on it and someone else has run with it?

What is the pattern of behaviour in your own life?

More importantly, what are the opportunities you have right now that merely require you to take the action.

Remember, you are the CEO of you – the leader of your own life. What would you expect the CEO of you to do?

Be the leader. Be courageous. Seize the moment.

Be a person of action and move steadfastly forward on the path towards your dreams.

And take action today. Then you, too, can begin to live many experiences of a life time.

Thanks for reading.

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