You want to start a business.
You want to make more money.
You want to go back to school.
You want to be a better saver. (BTW: great tips at Stacking Benjamins)
You want to change the world.
You want to do….something!
So, what do you do?
You talk about it…a lot.
But, “talk is cheap”.
You painstakingly plan.
But you can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.
You settle on making it your New Year’s resolution.
But you should “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”.
You worry about the drawbacks.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
You do anything and everything except for the one and only thing that can possibly lead to your success:
Thinking, planning, talking, preparing, rationalizing, etc. are all things you need to be doing to some degree.
It’s ok to not want to fail.
You are allowed to be cautious.
However, it’s important not to let any of those things linger and lead to inaction.
Inaction is the enemy of success.
It will render all of your plans, preparations, and ideas moot.
If you want to do something–anything–no matter how big or small, you need to keep something in mind.
At some point, you actually need to:
No matter how great the idea;
No matter who you can help;
No matter how much you think;
No matter how much you plan;
No matter how much you prepare;
No matter how much you talk;
You will never accomplish anything if you don’t stop all of the other stuff and finally:
The bottom line is that nothing ever gets done if you don’t act.
It really is that simple.