As a very busy coach I am lucky enough to be in a position where, on a daily basis, the fascinating people I work with tell me all about their big dreams, grand plans and compelling goals. Dreams, plans and goals that they have possibly never shared with another living soul. There are some amazing potential futures out there for these people!
What will be the deciding factors in whether these big dreams remain as dreams or become wonderful and vibrant realities? The factors are – clarity, vision, belief, motivation, support – and they all play a part. But the deciding factor in each and every case is – will this person take action? Will they act upon what they want and work towards making it happen?
Frequently people don’t realise their ambitions and make their dreams a reality because their aspirations remain as something that they think about, rather than something that they do or create. Having put all that effort into the thinking, dreaming and planning they find all sorts of reasons not to do anything to make things happen for them.
Interestingly, the most common reason that I hear for inaction is ‘no time’. How often do you hear people say “If only I had the time”?
This time-poor mentality is very common, so much so that we often appear to believe we have run out of time, or that there is literally none to spare because it’s already been spent on the other stuff in our lives. Time is ‘taken up’ by so many things that when it comes to the big goals and ambitions that require action, we don’t feel we have any left.
Added to that, the nature of some of these wonderful dreams that people have ( retraining for a new career perhaps) mean that they can take a certain amount of time to come to fruition, and there can be a sense of, “but it would just take so long!”.
The thing is though, time is passing anyway. Regardless of whether or not we take action, whether or not we use it constructively and make it count, it is going by at the same rate. The real key to success is to decide to use it in the best way possible for what is most important to us.
We allow so many less important things to drain our time when we could choose at any moment to use it in a much better way, in such a way that we make progress and start heading towards where we want to be. So that in a year or two years time, we’ll be in a different place to the place we are in now. Well on our way to one of those compelling potential futures. Or perhaps by that time it will be our reality.
Is it time for you to take action? Do you have a dream or an ambition in which you’ve invested lots of thinking and planning time, but just haven’t taken any action to achieve it?
- What needs to happen for me to achieve this? What are all the steps?
- What is stopping me from taking action? How long will I allow these things to stop me?
- What is the one thing I could do in the next 24 hours to know that I have started taking action?
- Will you do it?
It is time now for you to take action and to really begin to change your life. I will help you to do that. Get in touch today.
I have some availability for coaching clients, we just need to fix some dates if and when you want to get started. Get in touch today.
Creedence – Confidence for You
International Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author