“Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today.”
~Akin A. Awolaja, educator
Do you have a great idea that you’ve put on the backburner, or feel a bit timid to act on? What would it hurt to give it a try or take one tiny step forward?
I was told many times in my coach training classes, “Great conversation without action is not coaching, it’s simply great conversation.” Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having a good chat with friends. We all need supportive, meaningful dialogue and sometimes all we want to do is talk. However, you must be in action if you want to make progress on your goals. Nike created the perfect slogan for this principle, “Just Do It!” Whenever you really want something, you can’t sit around, talk about it, and wait for that something to happen, because you could be waiting a long time.
Attract Results More Quickly
If you want your desires to come to you more quickly, you must align your actions to match them. You’ll be in perfect alignment with your goals when you can clearly envision them, easily communicate them and steadily act upon them. A person who is badly out of alignment will think one thing, feel or say something entirely different, and then act in a way that doesn’t match any of their thoughts, words or feelings. They seem to be tied up in a ball of conflicting impulses and it can be a confusing experience to be around them, to say the least. These people leave you feeling a little unclear at best and thoroughly deceived at worst. When people habitually operate out of alignment, they slow their progress and create inconsistent, intermittent results. It’s true that we all feel unsure at times, and everyone needs time to think things through; but once you do gain some clarity, you need to start moving forward again.
Most of us were not taught about our power to literally manifest our own realities by directing our focus and mastering our thoughts. This is new territory for a lot of people, me included. Because we live in a culture that has relied heavily upon doing things and not enough on attracting things, we mustn’t swing too far the other way yet either. We must harmonize our right thinking with right action because when we do, we’ll manifest our desires with the greatest competence. Both skills are necessary. Your mind will reveal clues about the best actions and next steps, and your actions will help your mind focus and keep cranking out inspired ideas.
Some people are really strong with taking risks, being in action, and persisting through challenges but may remain stuck in deep feelings of panic, worry and dread. Some people are strong at flowing with life but have trouble declaring a goal or have a hard time getting started on anything that could be difficult. To achieve maximum results, we must all find our own balance between being in a good frame of mind and doing the things that line up with our dreams and ambitions.
Act As If It’s on the Way
Is there something you really want to do in your life but haven’t started yet?
Just get started! Action lined up behind this great idea is the mightiest of attractors because it amps up the magnetic pulling power of the Law of Attraction. When you act upon your desires, you send a decisive message to the universe, and to yourself, that this is something that really matters.
Imagine that as soon as you declare a goal, it responds and starts moving towards you. You and your goal are like two planets that get caught up in the gravitational field of one another. There might still be a great distance between you, but you’re both heading right for each other, and action is the best way to meet the goal somewhere in the middle. As soon as you set a goal and take action, you shorten the time and distance in which you actually bump into it. Yes, your thoughts have the power to attract your desires but your action reinforces and fortifies the messages you’ve sent to the universal manager. Without words, your action declares, “I’m not kidding; I meant it when I said wanted this goal.” And, bam! You just activated and amplified your gravitational field, which will bring about desired results faster. I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “Action speaks louder than words.” This means that your subconscious mind, the universe and the people around you get the clearest, strongest message from your actions, not your words.
Getting started is always the hardest part of any project, but you will build momentum as you go. Momentum is something that you earn so you can’t wait until you have it before getting started. It’s hard work rolling a boulder up a hill, but once you reach the top and the boulder starts tipping over the other slope, there’s nothing you can do to stop it from picking up speed quickly. Here’s an everyday example. Sometimes, I look at the messy corner on my desk and think, “I’m not sure how to organize that pile, so I won’t.” But once I finally get to it, I feel so energized that I fly through the other projects on my to-do list too.
Expect Good Things
Action is also a great declaration of positive expectation. When you act on your desires, you clearly demonstrate your belief that good things will happen. And you’ll get what you’re seeking so if you’re expecting to create good results and experiences, you will. Expect good things and act as if you know their on the way. Keep your focus on the positive, and don’t expect the thing you don’t want.
Principle of Alignment – When you act on your desires they come to you with greater velocity. Any specific thought with specific action behind it will manifest a specific result.
Principle of Expectation – You get what you expect. It’s easier to stay in action in the beginning of a project or during a challenging period when you expect that everything will come together and that you will reach your ultimate goal.
“Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.”
~ Eileen Caddy, author
The Law of Attraction Success Formula:
• Act in Accordance
Tips: To create consistent and speedy results, align your actions with your thoughts, words and feelings. When you actively participate with your goals, you align with these requests and strengthen your magnetic power to attract. ‘God helps those who help themselves’ is a more traditional view of the same principle.
Question: What step will you take today to move closer to your dream?
Affirm: “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” “I move forward with sureness and certainty.” “Today I take one, powerful step toward my most important goal.”
Try This: What do you think would happen if you chose to participate and engage in your heartfelt dreams each day? I’ll tell you what I think would happen: all of those small actions would have a compound interest effect, indeed. When you take action with the deliberate intention to be successful, the seemingly tiny results will bring huge gain in the long term, and success you shall have.
Copyright 2006 Christen Murphy Resmo, Benchmark Coaching, Inc. All rights in all media reserved