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Why taking action creates success

Updated: Oct 19, 2017

Have you ever started something and along the way you lost momentum? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. This happened to me while working on this website. I started on it a year ago and every time I sat down at my computer I would get distracted. I had even established several dates on which to publish the website. But today I committed to not only working on it but finishing it. The difference in today and the past year was designing a plan of action, not being attached to a specific outcome, and being my authentic self.

In "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey, Stephen talks about the importance of creating an effective plan for taking action in the first three habits:

  Habit 1: Be Proactive: Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life’s principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the subsequent consequences that follow.

  Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life.

 Habit 3: Put First Things First: Plan, prioritize, and execute your week’s tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2. (source: Wikipedia)


What have you been putting off because you haven't designed a plan to complete the task?


"A goal without a plan is just a wish" Antoine de Saint-Exupery







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