Not many of us can recall all the laws of physics, but most of us remember these: A body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. So a stationary body continues to have no action, but a moving body keeps going . . . could life really be that simple?
Yes, it can. Life can be put as simply as this: Do nothing, and nothing gets done; do something, and many things get set into motion. We cant sit around expecting success to come to uswe have to break out of our inertia and take action to get what we want.
One of the best contemporary practitioners of the concept of taking action is a man named Nido Qubein. Nido left the Middle East and came to America as a teenager with just $50 in his pockettoday he is the president and CEO of the Great Harvest Bread Company, owner of several other businesses, and a member of the board of directors for numerous charitable organizations. How did Nido accomplish so much? Well, for one thing, he didnt sit down and bemoan the challenging circumstances life had given him, nor did he wait for people to rescue him. He was pro active, rather than re activehe took action and set himself in motion, and he hasnt stopped since. Nido is the first to admit that everything he holds dear is a result of acting on his own behalf because he simply wasnt willing to remain in those unfavorable conditions.
Regardless of what youre doing in life, you need to take action. For example, when Im on the road, I check my voice mail often because I want to take action and get back to people as quickly as possible. Im convinced that this habit has benefited my business, for this seemingly small gesture shows clients , family members , and friends how important they are to me.
What are you doing to put action into your plan? What first step can you take to set you on the path to your goal? Do you need to take a course, read a book, make a phone call, create a proposal, or write a letter? Take that step today, and put your plan into action.