I’m sitting here in my new home in Nova Scotia looking out over the beautiful Mersey River. At this moment, I’ve just finished Zooming with Robert Dempsey in China and Yudy Cid in Manhattan and it occurs to me that we are different. Not from each other, even though we are, but from most people out there.
Robert, Yudy and I share this one fundamental component that is imperative to success. You absolutely must have this ingredient to accomplish anything and get ahead. No matter where you are in the world you’ll need it. It’s the universal key and vital component and successful people everywhere have it.
Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Taylor Swift have it. Even Trump has it, and it’s not tweets! It’s action. They all take action.
What I’ve noticed is that most unsuccessful people expect the reward without any pain. Frequently, action requires some amount of pain. There’s usually even a bit of sacrifice or putting off the pleasure. Because some people don’t want to give anything up or can’t stand any pain, they don’t take action.
I took some time to analyze action. I came up with difference types of action and some examples of them to make what I’m saying here clearer. Here we go:
Massive Action Robert and his family are in China for a month to make the contacts needed to launch their new ESL program there. He, and his wife Kookai, are dedicating significant resources to the trip. The planning alone was a huge investment of time and energy. Not to mention what it takes to board a series of flights going half way around the world with two young children.
For 30 days they are traveling China, meeting people and making important contacts to transform their dream into a viable business. Acting as liaisons between clients in the US and vendors in China they are moving from city to city attending and cutting deals. As anyone who’s been to China can tell you this takes courage, dedication and lots of energy. In my book this is the epitome of massive action!!!!
Twice weekly Yudy packs up her things, gets in her car and heads for the Univision or Radio Vision Cristiana for her weekly radio spots. She prepares the topics and talking points for her segments. Then posts on Social Media channels so people are ready to call in with their questions. Unlike many radio hosts, Yudy has hair and make-up done, plans wardrobe and accessories since she broadcasts using Facebook Live. This additional step requires extra effort but it makes her segments more exciting and touches a different group of people than just radio would.
In these two spots she reaches more than 2 million people weekly. Yudy has dedicated thousands of hours on these shows without getting paid for her efforts; in fact it’s been a huge financial investment in addition to the time and energy needed to be great on the air. Doing this for years is consistent action at it’s best.
I’m a good example of inspired action. I know what I want and I have firm goals set. The image is clear, the vision is solid, the “how” is what I’m sketchy on. Then BAM like a thunderclap, the how is revealed and I jump. To others it might seem like an erratic action but it is really the inspiration I was waiting for. Selling my house and moving to Nova Scotia might seem odd to others but to me it was just what I was looking for. I wanted a view.
I wanted to look out and see canoes paddling down the river, fish jumping and seals playing. I was tired of looking out my windows in St Paul and seeing a yellow house, a white house and a gray house. Out the back I was sick of seeing my garage and wooden fence. I wanted to see trees, lots and lots of trees.
My inspired action was so strong, I heard about a property for sale on Thursday and was on the plane on Saturday and signed the deal on Sunday. Now I know not many people would do that but I was INSPIRED! Now I have a gorgeous view and I love it.
All the Same!
Now that I come to think of it, all these actions are really the same. Robert’s massive action required both consistent and inspired action. Just as Yudy’s consistent action was massive and inspired and mine was definitely massive and consistent as anyone who has sold a home and moved to another country can tell you.
The Truth About Action Yes, they are really just ACTION. Big, bold action is what gets you the rewards we are looking for. We realize that action is the most important thing for success. And we are willing to experience some pain, sacrifices and wait for the pleasure to kick in. We give it our all and go for it, because our biggest fear is not FAILURE, its regret!
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