‘Take action’

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4th September, 2023

Have you ever dreamt a great dream or had an inspiring idea, but then went back to your daily routine and lost sight of it?

The next time inspiration knocks, invite it in.

Remember that fulfilling a dream and following an inspiration requires your investment in time and effort.

Determine the steps you need to take to achieve your goals—and take the first step right away.

It may be just one small step, but take it nonetheless. That old Chinese proverb still holds true: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

The importance of taking action can hardly be overstated. We all have dreams. What separates the achievers from the rest is the ability to take action.

There was once a devout man who prayed to God that he should win the jackpot.

He prayed regularly, but someone else always seemed to win the weekly lottery.

He prayed harder, urging the gods to reward his devotion. But the gods did not seem to be listening.

Disappointed and angered by his lack of success, he looked heavenwards and yelled, ‘Why am I not winning the lottery? I’ve been praying regularly.

That’s unfair!’

Suddenly there was lightning and thunder. And then a voice from above said, ‘For God’s sake, will you please go buy a lottery ticket first?’

Make a beginning. Today. Don’t go to bed tonight until you have written down your goals. And then take that first step.

Do one thing—any one thing that will take you closer to your goals.

Remember, to win the lottery, you’ve got to buy that ticket first!

One billionaire had a simple two-step formula for success: determine exactly what you want, be willing to pay the price.

Many of us have goals, losing weight, for instance, but are unwilling to pay the price by saying no to that cake.

Often, you will hear someone say, ‘Once I get promoted, I will stay late and work hard’.

No, that won’t do. If you want to get promoted, start by putting in the extra effort. You cannot reap first and sow later.

Take action & stay blessed forever.