Successful people are action oriented.Jim Rohn
What is a Person of Action?
A person of action is someone who takes initiative and makes things happen. They have a strong sense of purpose and are driven towards achieving their goals. They take risks, make decisions, and take action, even when the outcome is uncertain. They understand that life is full of challenges, and they are willing to face them head-on. Being a Person of Action means actively engaging the courage needed to step out of your comfort zone to reach your goals and make an impact in the world around you. This comes from developing the habit of taking Bold, Imperfect Actions even when you would rather do anything else. Action is the key to developing your experience of self-confidence, faith in yourself, and trusting your intuition.
How Do You Become a Person of Action?
As a business owner, you quickly become aware of the impact of your ability to take necessary actions. When you hesitate, you often miss critical opportunities to grow, connect and build your impact. But how do you get past the habit of hesitation? It has to begin with the understanding that taking action is the only way to get the results you want and that it will mean you having to do things that make you feel uncomfortable. With that realization, you can then set your intention to practice taking Bold Imperfect Actions (#BIA) every day, so that you are getting comfortable with discomfort. Practice means that you are building new neural pathways in your brain, which will mean having to pay attention to what you normally take for granted.
Start Practicing Taking Action
Taking action is the key to success, but it’s not always easy to get started. To help you get into the habit of taking action regularly, here are five ways you can begin to practice behaviors that will help you stay in action.
- Focus on small actions. Breaking things down into smaller steps. David Allen, the author of “Getting Things Done”, talks about looking at your work in terms of the next discrete action you can take, even if it is as small as ‘deleting a file’ or ‘reading an email’, this practice keeps you taking forward actions toward completing your bigger tasks.
- Use the Rule of 3 Productivity Technique – The rule of 3 will help you focus on what matters most (practicing discernment). Daily you review your work and focus on the 3 most urgent items. Consider the week ahead and focus on 3 things you want to accomplish, and the same with your yearly goals.
- Work in Time Sprints. The Pomodoro Methodology is a great tool to help you stay in action, maintain focus and make progress with the work you have. Easy to use and a game-changer for most solopreneurs! I use this FREE TIMER.
- Use Time blocking to help you manage your calendar. You can plan your weekly schedule using time blocking, where you schedule work into blocks of time 1-4 hrs. The more you can focus and plan your time, the more you can concentrate and build momentum in your tasks. Popular time blocks: Follow-up calls/emails, Weekly planning, Daily emails, Marketing, 1:1 sessions, events, planning, etc.
- Take time to acknowledge your accomplishments. This will encourage you to be more intentional in your work and how you spend your time, energy, and attention throughout your day.
Action is the Way to Success, Confidence, and Fulfillment!
Taking action is the key to achieving success and living a fulfilling life. It is the only way to make progress, whether it’s in your career, relationships, or hobbies. By becoming a person of action, you can upgrade your life and develop self-confidence, build trust in yourself, and hone your intuition. Action is the key to gaining self-confidence, as it gives us a chance to prove ourselves and develop our skills. With the right mindset and determination, taking action can open up new opportunities for growth and development. So, start today by making small changes that will have a big impact on your life!