"People would rather be shown how valuable you are, not told."
Roger W. Babson
A Story of Two People
Let me tell you a story of two people I worked with ten years ago.
One achieved success and the other one, well,
they did not accomplish what they often talked about.
Both of these individuals were the same age, and approximate intelligence.
Both wanted to progress in their careers, they wanted to climb the ladder
One Major Difference
But, there was one major difference between them. One just talked and
about not getting ahead while other person took the initiative by taking
courses, finding solutions, keeping their
no matter what the situation. The successful person did not have it easy,
they ran into setbacks and challenges but it did not stop them from
moving ahead with their plans. Sometimes it was just a baby step they
were able to take. But one step after another, consistently and over a
period of time they realized success.
Now, 10 years later, the person who talked and complained
is still talking and complaining and still remains in the same position. It
is like hearing a broken record when you listen to this person. Same
issues, same complaints and same dreams and same "no action."
The person who took the initiative and
time on finding solutions has been promoted several times.
What you have accomplished in the past is a much stronger example
than talking about what you are capable of doing in the
A Stronger Example
You probably know people just like the story above. Many of these people
may be part of your own family, or friends,
or colleagues or acquaintances. Sometimes, it is a matter of
helping them with what they seek to achieve while other times
it doesn't seem to matter what you do or say.
Now, if you are one of those individuals who desire to achieve
something but do more talking about what you might do as
opposed to actually taking action, there are a few things for you
to consider doing.
A Serious Question
The first thing to consider is asking yourself a serious question
and that question is how badly do you really want your desire to
come to reality? If your answer is really only one where you think
about achieving your
but really do not want to go the extra mile, or have a burning and absolute
desire, then you do not want it badly enough to mend your ways.
On the other hand if you want your desire so badly that it is all you ever
think about then you have an opportunity.
This opportunity must be set into motion or you will end up just like
everybody else whom only talks but takes no action. Do it now for there
is no better time to get into motion than the present.
Action does speak louder than words!
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking."
William B. Sprague
"Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now."
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit."
"A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. You must act as you breathe."
"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
"A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow."