Thoughts and Actions
It all starts with your thoughts. In fact, all great accomplishments started with a thought, but not just a simple rumination, more like a relentless recurring thought explosion. You know those thoughts that no matter how hard you try to suppress keep popping up again and again. Sometimes it’s a current repeating thought that just won’t go away and other times it’s a thought that you had years ago and forgot about but has now returned with a vengeance.
It’s not wise to continue to ignore or divert a recurring thought. It’s best to bring your thoughts out in the open, write them down in a journal and explore where they might be leading. Some thoughts will require sharing and some thoughts need more time to gestate. No matter, what’s important to understand is that once your thoughts take hold and you add some forward moving actions then you’re well on your way to higher achievements.
Recurring Thoughts ⇒ Inspired Actions ⇒ Motivated Movements
Case in point: I thought about writing a story about my experiences starting and building my sales company. As the years rolled on, I made many excuses for not doing it. I always said I was way too busy. On countless occasions, when I was conversing with people, sharing one of the crazy challenges I had faced, they would say to me, “Wow, that’s an amazing story, you should write a book” Of course, this exchange would restart my recurring thoughts about writing a book. Many years had to pass before my Inspired Actions took hold and I began to make my Motivated Movements towards writing. Once I got started it only took 60 hours to complete my entire manuscript.
It really is that simple. So often, we like to make things much more complicated then they need to be. It’s really just a matter of paying homage to your recurring thoughts and taking the initiative to allow for some inspired actions and forward movements to get you started. Once the process starts, all you have to do is believe in your own ability to follow through with a finished project.
Remember, done is better than perfect. Just recently, Paul McCartney was asked why he keeps singing, touring and putting out new music his response was simply because he still believes he can do better. Now, there’s some humble motivation for you.