Here it is. I’m going to spill the beans. Once you learn this you might as well stop reading this site, shut off your computer, sell all your self-help books, quit your business mastermind classes, cause you’re done. This is the meta lessons of meta lessons. Even Warren Buffet couldn’t out do this advice. I’d like to see him try. Nope put your kiddos to bed cause you just reached the end of the internet and there’s no going back.
Alright, alright, I’ll get to it. The answer to all your problems is a four word phrase. Take Imperfect Action Often. Let me repeat that…Take Imperfect Action Often. On this planet, in this universe, Action trumps all else. He (or she) who takes the most actions wins. So many people, myself included, get caught up in the need for things to be perfect, or correct, of complete before they make ever make a move on it. They want everything to be a certain way or for they wait for the ‘Right Time’ whatever that means, before they will ever commit their time and energy to making it so. And guess what, they reap what they ‘so’ which ain’t much. You gotta plant those seeds Bubba.
People are really something. And by people I mean human beings. We sit around and avoid doing things we know we should do out of fear that doing those things is going to create stress for us. And we do this so much that the stress of not doing often outweighs the actual stress we would feel if we actually did the darn things in the first place, second place, or even last place. It doesn’t matter as long as we do it. See that’s another trap. When the time goes by when we first should have done that thing then we will sit there and say well no it’s too late anyway so why even try.
See all of this goes away when you live by the ‘Take Imperfect Action Often’ code. Sure you may not get the optimum result but guess what, you will get a result and that is something you can use. You can’t use a non-result because it doesn’t exist. The only thing that will exist by not taking imperfect action is the stress that replaced your action and who wants that.
Let’s take a look at this a little closer. You know, when people set goals like losing weight they usually fail before they ever begin. Is it because they didn’t pick the right diet, the right workout program, the right class, have insufficient motivation, are lazy, or some other of the 9 million trillion reasons that people fail. Well, to be fair any of the reasons I just listed could contribute to failure but the real reason they fail more often then not is simply because they didn’t just get up and go workout. What workout? Any workout.
And it’s not even just getting up and doing something. It getting up and doing something often. Doing something often, no matter how imperfect, will lead to consistency. And consistency my friends is how we get results. You can always improve your results but you have to have results in the first place in order to improve them right…I think people get lost in this because they look at someone who perhaps did plan a little better and did take action with that plan. The truth is superior plans, methods, whatever in almost anything that are acted upon are going to beat inferior plans, actions, methods, etc. that are also acted on. This is a fact but you can always improve once you take action and you can never improve simply by planning.
Of course, then there are those people who make a great plan, implement it, get some great results, and then stop. Well guess what, the person who Takes Imperfect Actions Often is going to catch up and beat the person who got better results but then stopped. So which is better you say? Who cares…shouldn’t you be doing something?
Nike really does have it right…Just Do It. Man that is simple and brilliant and that’s probably why it goes over people’s heads. It’s common sense but how many of us really live it. Well, I’ll tell you that the people who are taking action could care less. They’re busy.
I will say that you should have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to accomplish but once again, don’t get caught up in the details. Pick a direction and go towards anyway you can. You don’t have to vision board it, meditate about it, pray about it, subscribe to all the best classes on it, read all the stories of people who did what you want to do. Dwell on the stories of the dudes who used to work out of their garage and now they own yachts and islands and sleep with super models. No, you just need to take action bubba. Keep your head down and move.
Is it hard? Maybe but remember, imperfect action. You decide how hard it is cause you aren’t held to a perfect standard. Any action is better than no action and because you aren’t striving for perfect action, who cares if you are working as hard as you can all the time…as long as there is action. Does hard work speed up the process. You bet. Take action, work often and the rest will take care of itself. When you turn the wheel so many opportunities pop up that it can be mind-boggling sometimes. These opportunities are the direct result of the potential energy you have unleashed on the world and put into motion frequently. This energy compounds and creates all sorts of changes in your reality in the form of opportunities that people who are successful use to manifest their goals.
Is focus involved? Sure. Is timing involved? Sure. But all of these things only come into being through the energy you unleash through consistent action. It’s that simple. When in doubt do something anything and you will see your life change practically overnight. That’s a fact. Now get to work Jack.