people want to accomplish a lot in their lives. Yet very few
actually do. Why is this? It is because what they believe will
equal their long-term accomplishments is wrong. Here are some of
the things that people believe will create great accomplishments
truth is, that while these things are very important, they are
not enough in and of themselves. We need to have the above
underlying all that we do, but we need to actually do something!
And this is where most people stop. We need to take action on
our dreams and beliefs every day.
are some examples of how this works.
loses weight? The one who knows all about the benefits of
exercise or the one who walks three miles a day?
retires early? The one who dreams of a house on the beach or the
one who invests $300 a month?
writes books? The one who desires to become a best-selling
author or the one who gets up early and writes for half an hour
has the best marital relationship? The one who knows how much
spending time with their spouse can improve their relationship
or the one who sits down and talks with their spouse every
makes the most sales? The one who believes they can become a
great salesperson or the one who makes 10 sales calls a day?
think you get the point. When it all comes down to it, we must
act upon our vision, beliefs and ideals, or we won’t see them
come to fruition. I see too many people who know what is right
but don’t ever do anything about it. Imagine what a difference
we could make in our lives and the lives of others if we would
simply begin to act on our beliefs!
I get to the end of my life, I want to know that I have done all
I can to make this world a better place and enhance the lives of
those around me. I want to know that I gave it my best shot. And
I am sure you do, too.
remember reading an interview with an author who has written
numerous books that have sold in the tens of millions. The
interviewer asked him how he did it. His answer was that he got
up every morning before anyone else in his family and wrote,
longhand, with a pencil, for an hour. Then he quit and went
about his day. But his short-term actions piled up. Seven hours
a week, 30 hours a month, 365 hours a year. After a while, he
had lots of books!
questions as we leave:
- What long-term
accomplishments do you want to see come to pass?
- What short-term actions will
you need to do over time to see them come to pass?
- What will you do today to
begin seeing your dreams come true?
- What will you do this week
to see them come true?
can have an awesome future, filled with great achievements and
results, if you begin today to take action and make it a
more time, so you can plug it in, memorize it and live it:
short-term actions multiplied by time equal your long-term
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Reproduced with permission from the Chris Widener