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How Long Will You Wait?

Your successes will be defined by the actions you take, not by the actions of others or the fates of the universe.

I believe successful entrepreneurs and business professionals are living, breathing examples of this credo. I’ll bet Walt Disney didn’t sit at home waiting for Mickey to knock at his door. Nay he went into the back yard and scoured high and low until he came up with that lovable little critter.
How many of us lose the potential of success by locking into our self-doubt, fear of failure and our avoidance of outside judgment.

I will bet that most successful entrepreneurs operate from a Ready Aim Fire mode of action. At the very least that mindset gets them into the game. From there on their success will depend on talent, planning, persistence and perseverance.

I hold this truth to be self-evident. How often do you sit in your wishes, your fears and longings waiting for the universe to bring change and good fortune to your doorstep? Many of us will sit for days, weeks, months and even years waiting for a desired life change or some type of emotional or physical relief.
I believe such change and relief only occurs after we take action that is intentional and focused. The power to positively affect our lives comes from within, not from outside forces.

This is the time of year that many of us will set well-intended goals geared towards self-improving, life enhancing change. I’m going to apply for that ideal job I keep thinking about, I’m going to get in better shape, I’m going to improve my health, I’m going to take that class I always wanted to take, I’m going to get better organized, I’m going to stop procrastinating and start doing, I’m going to stop feeling down all of the time, and everyone’s favorite, I’m going to start a diet and lose weight. Often the mantra is I’m going to start at the beginning of next week or as soon as I—–. Too often we anticipate the arrival of a magical intervention that seldom arrives. I wonder how many of us will still be focused on our desired changes within the next few months.

Waiting to be rescued from inertia only assures the opportunity to continue waiting to be rescued.
Success comes from focus, intention and the action that you take on a consistent basis.
If you are going to set a goal or make a resolution this New Year let it begin with a commitment to take responsibility for your actions and for your successes.

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