Don't let another year pass without acting on your dreams.
I don't know how many fellow procrastinators
I have out there, but if you are like me, you have let many great ideas and good opportunities pass you buy because you failed to "Insta-act
I'm not 100% sure but I believe I created this term.(I hope I'm not pulling an Al Gore "Internet moment".)
I refuse to make any more or the standard, lose..., stop..., start... type resolutions that die by February. But I do believe that each new year is an opportunity to reflect on past successes and mistakes and build on the lessons learned.
As I began this self knowledge process, the thing that stood out the most on the "mistakes" side of the equation was the fact that my seemingly genetically ingrained procrastination (laziness) is what is holding me back from my dreams of greatness.
I missed out on the dot com explosion, I missed out on the property bubble, the rise in the price of gold, oil, and corn, and the "glory days" of internet marketing.
I was present during and had sufficient knowledge of these "licks" to make power moves during all of these great growth fazes in the US economy, but yet I sat on the sidelines while others cashed in on these opportunities.
There are people that lost their shirts investing in these areas, but mostly these were people who sat on the sidelines until "everybody was doing it".
That is one of the key metrics here; If you wait until everybody is doing something your chances of profitability are greatly reduced.
We must begin to Insta- Act. When you are watching t.v., reading, bathing, or just relaxing and that light bulb goes off over yuor head, Insta- act
Get up grab a pen or go to your computer and put this idea in a solid form.
Don't check your email, don't play a little WOW.
Immediately begin to research "your" opportunity.
- Has someone done it before?
-How are they doing it?
-Can you do it better?
-What is the profitability if I succeed?
OK a lot of us are good at this part, but fall into the trap of "over analyzation".
No matter how much you analyze you are going to make some mistakes at some point. So what? This is where profitability lies; the solution of problems. The more problems you solve the more money you make.
Start putting together your manufacturing plan, sales process, download the needed paperwork. Do something towards the attainment of your goals.
If you see possible benefit or profit(more money, more health, more love, etc.) in taking a particular action , DO IT!
Take steps to reduce the down side (loss) but don't let fear stop you. Don't put your main focus on what can go wrong, focus on what will happen if everything falls in to place and Insta- act!
I may touch up on this later as I put these principles and thought processes into action in my own life.
I'll do my best to keep you posted. Now I've got work to do.GOOD LUCK!Pursue Higher Knowledge.