How to Become a Person Who Takes Action
Some people are born doers. Some people are born thinkers. Some think about doing and never get anything done. There are many ways to become a person of action and what works for someone else may not work for you.
Action people are usually people who are organized and seem to know exactly how to proceed from one project to another seamlessly and without effort. Others flounder in a world of disorganization, haplessly moving one piece of paper to another location without knowing why. At the end of the day, the doers typically have more energy than at the beginning as they feed on taking action.
The flounders at the end of the day are still floundering and can’t understand why nothing has been accomplished and they feel exhausted. They step back to assess their day’s accomplishments and deceive themselves into believing progress is being made, when in realty little or nothing has been done.
For these people, organization is an essential key. Whether it’s for your home or business, make a to-do list and prioritize it. Put the most important ones at the top and each time you complete a goal or project scratch it off and feel the satisfaction. Don’t mark it off until it’s done. No cheating or rationalizing.
When everything on the list is finished, reward yourself. Even if you don’t quite complete the list in one day, go ahead and celebrate your victories. This gives you something to look forward to and gives you incentive to accomplish more. Again, be honest with yourself and only accept reward when deserved.
Another plan of action states that you can waste too much time making lists and you should visualize your task at hand until you have the energy to do it. They suggest you sit quietly, clear your mind of all other things and concentrate on your task or goal at hand. See yourself doing the project in vivid detail. Whatever the job entails imagine yourself doing each and every step. Fantasize about it, if you will.
Thought waves become energy waves as you focus your mind on one central thought. These energy waves build until you feel the energy surging inside you pushing you into action.
You’ll build up so much energy you will be forced to act. At that point, take action. It could be just a small part of your overall project but let yourself be compelled to action. This energy will dissipate, so do as much as you can before it leaves your body.
You’ve probably worked with a mind energy force involuntarily. There’s a problem you’ve faced during the day and can’t find a solution. Clear your mind, concentrate on the problem, even sleep on it and seemingly out of nowhere the answer becomes clear and you can take action. A happy attitude is imperative. Most people who are happy are active. Associate with happy people. Change the way you think and you will change the way you act.