Depending on how you look at it, these four distinct letters can either make you or break you. One must understand that when you speak certain words into existence, it can take on such a meaning that can greatly affect your life–for better or for worse.
The first meaning can cause you to stay frozen, apprehensive and negative; a complete “analysis paralysis” of the body and mind. On the other hand, the second meaning can encourage and motivate you to feel unstoppable and courageous…charging you with the emotional power to move mountains.
Of course, one should ALWAYS choose the latter.
But as we all know, things suggested and offered to us is often easier said then done. However, what separates the dreamers from the doers comes down to those who take action.
As the great motivational speaker & coach Les Brown said, “We never live our dreams because we are too busy living in our fears.” I, for one, am guilty in living with such fears. It’s now time to put an end to all of that.
Here are some effective ways that have supported me–and will undoubtedly support you–on a healthier path towards creating a habit of taking action:
1. Surround yourself around positive, uplifting people
2. Immerse yourself in self-help books, blogs, workshops, and special events that focus on improving your own professional development
3. Involve yourself in social media outlets that continually promote positive images of health, socio-emotional wellness, leadership and self-empowerment
4. Keep a personal diary/journal to write down your dreams, goals and visions for your future, as well as the steps you will take to achieve them
Follow these steps above and you will surly be on your way to success! Just remember, you must be willing to take daily, small actionable steps in order to reach your intended long-term goals. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.