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3 Reasons Taking Action Is Important If You Want to Succeed

For some reason, many people believe they can simply coast through life and still end up successful.

It’s probably the reason why many people fall for get-rich-quick scams. Imagine doing minimal work and raking in bags of cash in return!

If you really want to succeed, you’re going to put in a lot of time and effort to make it work.

You will need to “Take Action”!

Here are 3 reasons why, “Taking Action”, is important if you want to succeed:

1.     It’s your first step towards success

If you don’t “Take Action”, you’re never going to take that first step towards achieving your goals.

You’re never going to go anywhere.

As they say, it’s always the first step that’s the hardest.

It’s relatively easy to choose the right goal and to make a grand plan on how you’re going to achieve that goal.

But going out there and taking that first step, that’s hard.

Many people have fun at the planning stage, but the moment they need to do something, reality sinks in.

“That’s a lot of work,” they’ll say. They’ll start procrastinating, or they’ll start thinking it’s a bad idea.

And they’ll just stop there.

That’s all they do – just plan things, but they never really “Take Action”.

2.     You find out first-hand what’s really working

When you “Take Action”, you find out that whatever you’ve planned isn’t always going to happen.

It isn’t always going to be feasible.

Sometimes, what you think something is may be different from what it is in real life.

Therefore, being flexible and knowing when to adjust is very important.

Your plan is just a general guide – you don’t have to take it at face value.

When you “Take Action” and go out into the real world, you find out what’s working.

You learn to go with the flow.

You learn there’s a better option out there that will help you achieve your goals much faster than what you’ve initially anticipated!

3.     You grow as a person

“Taking Action”, is important if you also want to grow as a person.

On the way to success, you’ll encounter so many obstacles, problems, and challenges. That’s when you grow as a person.

When you learn how to overcome all these obstacles, when you gain new skills, when you develop resilience, you grow as a person.

If you don’t “Take Action”, you’ll remain as you always have been, doing the same things you’ve always been doing.

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3 Secret Motivational Strategies

3 Secret Motivational Strategies

3 Secret Motivation Strategies 

Feeling unmotivated?

There are plenty of ways you can motivate yourself to finish your tasks for the day, tasks that will help you get closer to whatever goals you’ve set for yourself.

Here are 3 motivation strategies that not many people know about.

1.     Reflect on Your Achievements

When you start running out of ideas, or you start feeling like you’re not making any progress at all towards your goals, you can try looking back at your achievements.

Remember how far you’ve come, all the milestones you’ve achieved to date, and you’ll see that everything you’ve done so far has not been wasted. 

Start a journal, write down your thoughts and your feelings. You can also use it to chart your progress.

When you’ve got concrete proof in front of you that you’ve made significant steps towards your goals, you’ll feel so much better.

You’ll feel motivated to continue doing your work and to improve yourself as well.

2.     Learn from Others

If you look up to somebody, you can use them as motivation to continue improving yourself.

This is especially true if that somebody has found success in life. You’ll learn a lot from them.

You don’t even have to know them in person.

You can read news articles and books about them.

Learn their background – do they have a special story to tell?

Let them inspire you.

You can also start following them on social media if they’re on there. Many successful people use social media nowadays, and they strive to provide plenty of value to their followers.

3.     Mentor Other People

Teaching other people what you know will also motivate you to become a much better person.

Other people are looking up to you, you don’t want to fail them.

You want to show them that you’re capable of being a good mentor. It will help build your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

I’m sure you’ve had a favorite teacher or mentor in school – what did they do to make them stand out from the other teachers?

I’m willing to bet it’s because they taught you a lot about different subjects, maybe about life in general.

You can do the same to your mentee(s) – show them you genuinely care for them, it will motivate them to learn.

Their motivation will rub off on you – so it’s really a win-win situation.

 

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Emotional Needs in Business

 
 
Everyone has emotional needs, in business and our private lives, which are essential to leading an emotionally balanced life.
 
This is especially true for entrepreneurs as they work in the public domain as they operate their business for all to see. 
 
The needs which need to be met include:
  • Giving and receiving attention
  • Having a sense of control
  • Having purpose and meaning in our lives
  • Having stimulation and creativity
  • Being aware of the mind-body connection.
When we don’t have our needs met appropriately, we may seek out alternative solutions.
 
For a problem like smoking, for example –
  • Smoking as a way of ‘breaking the ice’ when socializing
  • Smoking as a way of making sure we take a break
  • Smoking to have a sense of control in our lives
  • As everything else seems out of our control we can decide to smoke and when to smoke; or smoking to give us stimulation.
 
A single issue or problem can have many different solutions.
 
By learning which need is being met by the problem, it is possible to address that need directly. As that need gets met, it is much less likely the problem will continue. It will be more likely it will be easier to move on and keep the changes.
 
Setting tasks can also create situations where the needs met appropriately through a safer, more acceptable behavior. Activities like hobbies, sports or learning can help to meet their needs.
 
By analyzing which needs are not being met, or are being met inappropriately, it is possible to dramatically speed up the time it takes to resolve the problem.
 
The impact will be much greater, as they continue to cope with life after therapy.
 
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