Action is what delineates you.
Consistent action shows better results.
The road to success is taking one action after another, without thinking it over to death.
Do you agree with all these statements?
Sadly, we never take immediate action when a situation calls for it. We are too busy thinking about the consequences and that is when the window of opportunity passes. Agreed that consistency isn’t the most exciting word but it does define your life and gives you results.
The ability to take action, even when you are not inspired by something proves your decision making skills. Sometimes you will lose and sometimes you will win. It’s the way of life! Don’t they say that you learn from your mistakes?
So, why is it that you are willing to face failure when you have thought over a situation over and again rather than taking immediate action and knowing about the result sooner?
In life, you will come across many “ifs” and “buts”. Your confidence and consistency will help you get through them and accomplish your goals.
Following are five habits that will teach you to take immediate action:
When you are working on something, rather than thinking about the results, focus on what you are doing. The result is not your responsibility!
That will come automatically when the work is consistent. This way, your attention and energy is focused on doing a better job and you feel less pressure on yourself.
What is your top priority?
It could be that you are working towards a promotion, a transfer into another branch of the company or a raise in salary. These are the reasons why you are taking consistent action. Until and unless you define your motive, your action will be empty. A great way to stay focused on your action is to write down all the important reasons you are doing it for and then put the note in plain sight.
When something doesn’t go your way, don’t berate yourself. Fear tends to grow with time and by blaming yourself for every failure, you will be setting yourself up for more disappointment. Look at the bright side: if what you were trying to accomplish doesn’t get done in the first try, you have plenty of chances and various ways to turn it into a success.
Gauge the situation before taking a step. On some days, you might find yourself taking smaller steps because you are unsure about what lays ahead. This is completely fine but don’t make it a habit. Instead of procrastinating, it is better to take action, no matter how small it is.
You did something that you were unsure about and that is something to celebrate out. Think of it as a milestone that you finally covered. Overtime, you will associate all you big actions with positive emotions, which will give you the confidence boost you need to be consistent.
So, now you know why taking consistent action is so important for your career. Remember, it’s not fear that is holding you back but the feeling that you might be doing something wrong when you are consistent.