Actions and Reactions


For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.

There are many reasons that we experience failure but at the top of the list is the way we behave. Those habits and attitudes that we have learned over time and we do without thinking. First, we are going to take a look at six of the most destructive behaviour’s, then follow up with the ones we need to replace them with. if you are not moving forward the way you want to, you most certainly will have some, or all, of these characteristics.

Procrastination: When we procrastinate we allow opportunities to escape from us. They pass us by whilst we are pondering over our next move. “He who hesitates is lost”.

Time bankruptcy: We never seem to have enough time to do what we need to do. Usually, because we are too busy procrastinating, or filling our time with secondary things that are unimportant to our goals.

Negativity: Filling our mind with the negative thoughts of others and allowing our fears to take root. Robbing us of the energy to move enthusiastically to our objective.

Resistance: To new ideas and the changes we need to make to realize our dreams. Very often we don’t realize that we are resisting, we fool ourselves into believing that we are being logical and reasoning.

Unorganized: We haven’t developed the ability to eliminate chaos, we tend to ‘Wing it’ to ‘Play it by ear’. This ‘take it as it comes’ attitude means that we lose control of our project.

Isolation: Being the lone wolf cuts you off from people and information that can be critical to your success. Never assume that you know it all, we can all learn new ways.

Having listed the most negative behaviour, we can now examine the six opposites of those behaviours, the ones that will lead us on the road to success. These are the habits and attitudes we must insert into our daily routines if we are to achieve any degree of success in reaching our goals.

Action: Learn how to quickly analyze the situations that arise and take decisive action. Don’t procrastinate, make a decision and act on it. We may not always make the right decision but the gains will outweigh the few errors that we make.

Time freedom: Eliminate time wasting. Make lists and prioritize them. Do the most important things first. Eliminate time-consuming tasks that don’t move us toward our goals.

Positive focus: Seek positive input into how we can move forward. Close our mind to the naysayers. Give ourselves a positive uplift every single day from CD’s, DVD’s, books and magazines that reinforce a positive attitude. Find a mentor and listen to what they have to say. You can never have too much knowledge.

Willingness: Be willing to make changes needed, no matter how challenging they are. Learn new skills. Be prepared to open our mind up to new idea’s, if we are patient and persistent we will make things happen.

Have a system: Get organized in our minds and in our actions. If we find this difficult to overcome we should seek help from someone who can assist in getting us organized.

Communication: Put ourselves in touch with others in our circle of friends, acquaintances and associates. Network with people OUTSIDE our normal circles, it’s surprising what we can learn when we have input from an outside source.

One last point: Never be afraid to ask for help.

There are people out there just waiting to help YOU!

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