Why Ideas Alone Do Not Rule the World
Do you have an amazing idea which you feel will transform not just your world, but the world? Take action now. Ideas are of no value unless implemented. As a matter of fact, ideas are a dime a dozen. The world does not applaud people with great ideas, the world applauds people that produce great results. These people with results are ultimately people who have acted on their ideas. No matter how great your idea is, it is worthless if it is not put into action. One mediocre idea that has been implemented is better than a dozen “amazing” ideas that are still sitting in your mind, gathering dust. Why don’t you bring those ideas to life immediately?
Many people erroneously believe that inspiration must strike first before they take action. The thing with creative work is that, if you keep waiting until you are inspired, your productivity will come in trickles. However, once you get the ball rolling, you will be difficult to stop. It is much like one of Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion which is referred to as the Law of Inertia: An object in motion tends to continue in motion. On the other hand, a static object remains static unless acted on by an external force. Do not wait to be inspired to start your work; start your work to get inspired! Are you a writer? Sit, get a pen and paper (or your laptop), and discipline yourself to write! Scribble, doodle, do anything that will stimulate the flow of ideas in your mind. This applies to design and more or less any field that requires creativity.
Action as a Tonic for Fear
Taking action is so important that it is applicable to every area of our lives. The success you achieve from executing a particular idea will build your self-confidence and further motivate you to do more. Have you noticed that the most difficult part of public speaking is waiting your turn to speak? Once you get started however, and find your rhythm, the fear and anxiety disappears. There is a quote by Eddie Rickenbacker which I love so much: “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared”. Face your fears head-on with action!
Seize the Initiative Today
Successful people share one thing in common: action. If you desire to join them at the top, you need to start doing things now, even when it seems you have little or no support. Once people observe your seriousness and tenacity, they will clamour to be part of it. This is why people who can take the initiative, people who do not wait to be told what to do before doing it, are the most sought after for leadership positions in the corporate world. They are always at the top rungs of the corporate ladder.
All Things Can Never Be Equal!
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do not wait until conditions are perfect before starting that business because they never will be. Economists use the phrase, “all things being equal” (ceteris paribus) to capture an ideal situation. In reality however, all things can never be equal. There will always be a particular factor which is not quite right – insufficient funds, unpredictable industry, unstable market, unfavourable policies, and so on. The truth is this: the longer an idea stays in your mind, the hazier it becomes, and the more you begin to doubt your ability to execute it. Delay is truly dangerous.
So What Are You Waiting for?
The Importance of Taking Action is one topic that can never be over flogged and in actual fact, should not be, because talking too much about taking action will leave you no time to even take the action. Act now! Enough talk already