By Preston Roach
What’s your plan for the day? Don’t know? Well, you’re not alone.
Most of us simply float through life without any real plan of action from day to day. Sure, we have our routines. Wake up, drink coffee, drop the kids off, go to work, eat some lunch, come home and watch tv, etc…
How’s that same old routine working out for you? Are you closer to achieving your dreams than you were yesterday?
I spent years like that. Just floating through life even though I longed for more. I wanted to achieve more. I had goals. They were starting to seem more and more like a pipe dream every day.
I realized that I couldn’t go on like that any longer. I needed a plan.
You’re probably a lot like I was back then. You are at a crossroads in life. Do you continue down the same path, or do you make a change so that you can become the person who you want to be? The person who you were meant to be.
It’s hard to change. You really have to be fully committed to change, because not every day is like the others. You run into new challenges that can totally screw up everything that you have planned.
It’s time to start taking action.
The hardest thing about getting started is the first step. We build things up in our head and make them seem more difficult than they really are.
This is a common theme for people who are stuck in their same old habits. They don’t want to take that first step because they think it is too hard.
Look deep within yourself, and ask if you are one of those people.
If you’ve been scared to get started on a new journey because you think it will be too hard, it’s OK, but now is the time to face your fear and take the first step.
Success is found on the other side of fear.
Everybody is afraid of something. You might be afraid of failing at a new endeavor, spending your time on the wrong thing, or losing friends because you aren’t spending enough time with them.
Don’t worry about those things anymore. Change your mindset and you will change your life. Fear is a normal reaction for us to have when we are trying new things, but overcoming that fear will give you one of the most amazing feelings that you can have.
You will be proud of yourself. You will have a new respect for yourself. All because you simply faced your fears and took action.
Learning is a process.
You will be developing new tools every day as you progress on your personal development journey.
It’s not like any of us have all the answers for every problem that life throws our way. We figure it out as we go.
Every single day will throw something new at you. If you look at life as an exciting challenge, then you will never get overwhelmed. Understanding that learning is a life long process is one of the keys to success.
The only way to learn the skills that you will need in life is to take action.
Sometimes we get caught up in planning before we do something. It is important to have a plan, but it’s also important to start taking action.
You don’t know what you don’t know. The only way to figure it out is to fight the battles yourself and learn from them.
Understanding what drives you will give you a direction to always be headed in, but it doesn’t always give you the exact steps to take every day to get there. That’s why being deliberate about what actions you are taking is so important. Don’t let yourself float through another day without working towards finding your true purpose and letting it guide you.
Wrapping it up
Start taking action today. Make sure that you are being deliberate in the direction that you are heading. Keep the distractions to a minimum.
Learn something new today, and you will feel better for it. Push yourself. Don’t allow limiting beliefs to stop you from achieving your wildest dreams. You are capable of everything that you put your mind to!
Preston is a personal finance, self improvement, and mental health blogger. His passion is to help others make choices that will help them be more fulfilled, happier, healthier, and educated about money. He strives to write with honesty and integrity. His hobbies include reading, writing, traveling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Contact Preston at progressninja.com