Action is the missing link in most people’s quest for success in their endeavours. They desire success, they dream and talk about it; they wish, hope, and pray for it but they never take action. They even read books on it, attend seminars, solicit advice, make resolutions, strategize, generate potentially life transforming ideas and yet never take action or persist for as long as it’s necessary.
They keep learning many valuable things but fail to apply what they learn. As Tony Robbins, America's foremost motivational guru rightly said, “In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” They forget that it's what they do with what they know that really counts.
They intend to act but keep procrastinating and by postponing the action required, they inevitably postpone their own success. The tragedy of life really is that the man who plans to act on an opportunity at the twelfth hour has the opportunity withdrawn at the eleventh hour.
Some refuse to take action because of the risks involved, as a result while they don’t 'fail', they don't succeed either. Some others take actions but the actions they take negate the essential requirements of the very success they aspire for.
The successful succeed not necessarily because they are more talented, smarter or luckier than others; they succeed primarily because they take actions that others don’t take. They persist where others relent. They keep at it for as long as it’s necessary. As Zig Ziglar said, "Just any dummy can succeed if he cares to know what it takes." The action that the successful take that others don’t take is the singular most important factor that sets them apart from the crowd.
Success in any area of life- marriage, parenting, career, leadership, business, politics, relationships, personal finances, management, ministry, sports or any other demands that you take required actions and it is only by taking those actions will you experience desired result.Much of success anchors not so much on doing the spectacular as performing the seemingly small, inconsequential, gradual and consistent actions taken on a daily basis. As a consequence, the difference between you who act consistently and others who do it casually may not be noticeable at all at the onset. But over time - in the course of weeks, months or even years, the difference will eventually become not only noticeable but equally profound.