always give your best-put everything into every small action

In personal development,there will be lots of actions we need to take.

Hopefully, we will have set our goals, mapped out our actions and decided what needs to be done. There will be a mixture of actions. Initially you may be tempted to think some actions are more important than others.

HOWEVER ALL ACTIONS ARE IMPORTANT AND YOU MUST GIVE 100% TO ALL OF THEM

Many people who have been on a path of personal and spiritual growth have spent a lot of time talking. Talking with friends about what is wrong and what they want. Talking with therapists about their past and their beliefs. Talking with a mate about what needs changing. They have explored and explored and talked and talked – and not much has changed.

Exploring our limiting beliefs and where we got them is essential for opening the door to action, but taking is the secret to success.  We can talk and talk and learn and learn, but until we are willing to take action, nothing will change. It is not that it is time to stop learning about our fears and beliefs, but it is time for all this learning to result in action.

Many people continue to talk and want everything to be perfect before starting out.

The best thing to do is to take action, give 100% to all actions and learn from our mistakes.

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ACTIONS WE TAKE?

We are always taking action, yet much of the time the actions may not seem important. Remember all these actions are important. It is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle made up of hundreds or thousands of pieces. If we miss one piece, the picture is not complete.

This is the same as our personal development plan. If we do not complete all actions and give 100% to all actions, it is unlikely that we will achieve the success that we are looking for.

ACTION V INACTION

Action is the single most effective antidote to depression, anxiety, stress, fear, worry, guilt, and of course, immobility. It is virtually impossible to be depressed and active at the same time. Even if you wanted to, it is difficult to keep on moping, complaining, lolling around and wallowing in self-pity if you get active and do something. Anything! Just doing is such an important part of being a fully functioning person.

In fact, that lack of action is not a result of depression; it is the cause. Don’t be paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake. Taking action, gives you momentum. Initiating the effort attracts opportunities and synergistic things happen.

Inactivity, on one hand, is most often a choice rather than an inescapable fact of life, while action is a definite way to avoid being victimized by yourself or others.  When you take action, you also take control. Thinking keeps you a prisoner of the past. Action puts you in control of the future.

If you find yourself asking, “Yes, but what can I do” the answer is very, very simple. Anything is a lot more effective than nothing.

Sometimes there may be too much to do which causes many people to sit on the sideline and take no action. I have found myself in this position and what I do is simple :

Break the project down into bite size chunks

Just take one action a day and give 100% to every action, until I am comfortable in taking more.

That represents 30 actions per month, 90 actions per quarter and over 350 actions in the year.

Here is a video with a famous quote

 

Nothing is impossible

All of us, at some stage, have dreamed of being somebody special, somebody famous, a celebrity. Who hasn’t imagined about being the player scoring the game-winning touchdown? Who hasn’t seen themselves scoring a winning goal in the World Cup Final. And how many times have we dreamed of being a millionaire, or successful, or happy with our love life?

Generally, we dream huge dreams and have big aspirations. Mostly however, our dreams remain only that – dreams. Eventually our hopes are just get forgotten.

Instead of experiencing life as an exciting adventure, we get caught up in the humdrum of daily living, barely existing.

Life can be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher, aim for the stars and you might end up on the moon.
The word impossible stuck in our mind, is probably the biggest culprit. We honestly believe that what we desire is just “impossible” to achieve. You get hung up on this belief, so you don’t even try anymore. You believe that no-one could possibly do this.
You’re wrong.
The world is full of examples of impossible things.
Just think back in time. Nearly every modern technological invention started out as being impossible. Remember watching Star Trek with their communicators? Flip a lid, or touch a button and you could talk to anyone. How absurd that seemed in the age of wired telephones! Nowadays nearly everyone has a cellphone, and those communication possibilities.

A prime example still exists today. Did you know that according to accepted aerodynamic principles that we know of today, it is Impossible for the bumble bee to fly?
The problem is nobody told the bumblebee, so it flies anyway.
What does all this mean to you?
The saying “where there’s a will, there’s a way” comes to mind.
If you really believe that you can achieve something, and you take actions toward that belief on a consistent basis, who is to say that you cannot achieve it.

Does any of this work with relationships and love?
That’s a most emphatic yes. If you don’t have any idea what you want to get out of your relationship, what chance does your partner have of fulfilling that role? If you don’t have a clear picture, how can they?
So step one- decide what you actually want.
Now you need to communicate that to your partner. Note I said communicate, not tell. You both need to have a goal where your relationship is going. These goals had better be compatible, or else you are heading for disaster.
People don’t seem to realize that having goals and dreams for your relationship is just as important as goals for your life. Dream big- huge love, great happiness, and then make it happen.
Get passionate about the relationship, not only the partner, work on the bigger picture in your mind. Remember, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
So believe in your happiness, see your perfect love, see it in your mind and watch what happens.
Remember nothing is impossible!

One of the best examples of proving nothing is impossible took place in athletics.

In the early 1950s, doctors suggested that it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes.

They suggested any such attempt would be dangerous to the athletes who attempted it.

Roger Bannister had other ideas and duly ran the first sub-4 minute mile on 6th May 1954.

His time was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds so he had achieved what many considered IMPOSSIBLE.

In the year after that momentous day,24 more athletes ran the mile in under 4 minutes.

Now, it is no longer a target as the world mile record is 3 minutes 43.13 seconds.

From this we can see that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Please watch this video

5 simple actions that will make your day more positive

We all know that it is better to be positive if we want to succeed.

Some days,we may wake up and not feel very positive. 
This could be for a number of reasons :

We didn’t sleep very well
We have had some bad news
Physically,we are not very well
The weather is not very good

Or a host of other reasons
Equally there may be times when we cannot explain why we don’t feel bad

It is very easy to mope around and feel down all day.
However,that will not do us much good at all.

I have found it is quite easy to turn things round and become positive.
None of these things take very long.
They may seem simple and you may doubt them.

However,I have found that cumulatively they make a big difference.

Here are the actions I take

1 First thing in the morning I say to myself things like :

“I feel great today” 
“This is going to be a fantastic day”
“I am going to achieve so much today”

2 The first person I see to have a conversation with, when asked how I am,I reply :

“Today I feel absolutely fantastic,I am so looking forward to today.”
Very often the other person looks surprised,but after a while they
admit they are feeling a lot better.
This good feeling becomes contagious

3 Drink plenty of water  
This really is very important
A lack of water can really make you feel sluggish.
It accounts for 50-70% of our body weight and is crucial for most bodily functions.
In addition,up to 75% of the brain is made up of water.
It should be water and not hot drinks or fruit juices.

4 Walk for 20-30 minutes per day. 
This is one of my favourite past times.
I see people with their phones and music while out walking.
Personally, I leave my phone at home and just enjoy the fresh air.
This simple activity can re-invigorate you.
Also,if I have been doing some work that is quite intense, I find I relax on the walk
and mange to solve some issues I have been grappling with.
Frequently,I also come up with some new ideas.

5 Set 3 targets for the day. 
Personally, I am very target driven and I find my day is judged by what I have achieved.
If I need to be energised, I set 3 simple tasks that I need to achieve in the day.
I try to do these early in the day, as it sets me up for the rest of the day.

These 5 actions seem very simple,but they work for me.
Another thing to remember is that research shows that if you do the same thing for 21 days,it becomes a habit.
So try this for 3 weeks, and you may find that you automtically do them every day.

I would be interested in any feedback,once you have tried this.