Step 3)Act fearlessly and immediately

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Hi all!

I was on a webinar recently with Neal Donald Walsh (sp?) entitled "Conversations with God" and the third step hit me like a ton of bricks! The third step was to "Act fearlessly and Immediately" on the messages that you receive from the divine.

This hit me as one of the main things that keep people from really succeeding and doing well online or in any business that they attempt. We become afraid of failing, we don't trust the outcome and/or our own ability to DO what ever it is that we are wanting to do so...eventually we do Nothing! Then we wonder why we didn't make any money etc.! If we could just get the hang of Trusting...then so much would then just start to fall into place.

Trust that we will get to where we need to get to
Trust that we already posses enough knowledge to take action
Trust that the action is what is needed (not more learning)
Trust that even if we make a mistake, we will end up learning what it is we need to learn.

How do you trust yourself enough to succeed at the things you are working on?
#3act #fearlessly #immediately #step
  • Profile picture of the author FrankWhite
    Very motivating post! I personally can't agree more as with all the information out there it can be very hard to resist the urge to focus on learning more when action is really what is needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author herrendonald
    thanks for the share,,,,
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    In Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich there is a similar concept.

    Basically when you make your plan 'start implementing ready or not' I believe it makes all the difference because it has to do with boldness and according to the classics 'fortune honors the brave'

    The concept goes very well with a pragmatic mindset and if done constantly might be the distinctive trait of a 'person of action'
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  • Profile picture of the author Bozander
    Thanks for the kick in the pants Gigi! Right now I'm cruising the warrior forum while I have an action to-do list sitting on the backburner.

    Bob K.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    Reminds me of a similar quote from Tony Robbin's "Awaken The Giant Within".

    "Never leave the scene of a decision without taking action!"

    Another quote that I think really brings home the power and importance of this is:

    "The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action." -William James

    So basically, when you have a moment of inspiration (as Neal Donald Walsh spoke about) and from it decide to take action, if you take action on it immediately while that emotion is present, then not only is the emotion driving the action, but the action reinforces the emotion as well, both driving the emotion down to a deeper more subconscious level and also creating an upward cycle of success.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    Delete. Double post error.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrismiksen
    I find that it all follows a sort of pattern. At least it did for me. Basically, it went like this:

    Step 1. Get really excited about trying something.
    Step 2. Learn about the aforementioned something.
    Step 3. Think about all that's required to do the something.
    Step 4. Become less excited and more focused on what could go wrong.
    Step 5. Forget about that something I was excited about and move onto something else.

    There was one important step missing... trying!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
      Originally Posted by Chrismiksen View Post

      I find that it all follows a sort of pattern. At least it did for me. Basically, it went like this:

      Step 1. Get really excited about trying something.
      Step 2. Learn about the aforementioned something.
      Step 3. Think about all that's required to do the something.
      Step 4. Become less excited and more focused on what could go wrong.
      Step 5. Forget about that something I was excited about and move onto something else.

      There was one important step missing... trying!
      EXACTLY!!! Well said. I'm sure we've all experienced that same pattern.
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    • Profile picture of the author SK123
      Originally Posted by Chrismiksen View Post

      I find that it all follows a sort of pattern. At least it did for me. Basically, it went like this:

      Step 1. Get really excited about trying something.
      Step 2. Learn about the aforementioned something.
      Step 3. Think about all that's required to do the something.
      Step 4. Become less excited and more focused on what could go wrong.
      Step 5. Forget about that something I was excited about and move onto something else.

      There was one important step missing... trying!
      That's true..! When the ACTION part is missing.... "Paralysis of Analysis" sets in! i.e. you keep on digging for more info, analysing 'em and going back for more and more and more analysis (without taking any action) ... until the opportunity is lost and the idea becomes dull and lost.

      Yea, thanks Gi' for the reminder.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tygrupe
        I was just talking to one of my coaching clients about this today- we went through the emotional progression of inaction:

        Fear- the main ingredient of inaction was fear based inhibitors-whether it was fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of shame,etc "Oh my God, what am I going to do?!?"

        Doubt- the next step that once you get a grip on your irrational fears, you start thinking all of the "what if" internal dialog little voice in the back of your head meanderings as you get into the specifics of how to overcome and persevere. "what if that doesn't work and I fall flat on my face?"

        Pride- self limiting beliefs of what you have been taught your entire life hold you back. "what if I try it and everyone laughs at me after I fall flat on my face?"

        ===========Transition into Empowerment==========

        Response and Responsibility- personal responsibility that no one can make you feel a certain way. you feel the way you do because you choose to, it is easy to fall back on others, onto blame, onto resentment. The life you live is yours and no one elses. Don't let anyone make you feel different. "I don't care what they think I am going to do it anyway"

        Love- respect is one thing, but love is the end goal. love yourself, love your detractors for giving you empowerment realizing you have choices in your life. Love the life you live, why wouldn't you? "I never would have gone for it but since they said I couldn't do it I did it anyway"

        It reminds me of the Steve Jobs quote I heard recently (can't remember it exactly so it's paraphrased, feel free to correct)

        "Remembering that your going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose"

        Smart dude.

        Good post here. Thanks for the inspiration!
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