Taking inspired action

 

In this lesson I will share some great ideas on how to transform from a thinker into an achiever.

How to overcome your laziness and take action – step out from your comfort-zone?

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Pablo Ruiz Picasso

From the first lesson, do you remember the centric value concept? Do you still have it set?

From the second lesson, do you remember the principle of focusing on the important and habit of not worrying about the small things? Are you focusing on the important stuff right now?

Exercise: If you replied “yes” to those previous questions, then take a piece of paper and brainstorm all the things that could bring more of that centric value to your life – whether it is love, inspiration or excitement or… write those things down and select the one that gives you the most of your centric value.

Next, set yourself a specific deadline and result you want to achieve by that time. Fix it and ask yourself:”Will it bring more of my centric value to my life?”

If the answer is yes and you really want to achieve this goal, then call your friends, spread the word in Facebook and Twitter – tell what it is specifically that you will do and by what time it will be done.

Now that you have promised it, then you just have to do it :p

If you weren´t ready for that exercise, then move to the next question.

How to find your true passion and lose the habit of procrastinating with your dreams?

“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.”
Alexander Graham Bell

Wow, finding passion is not an easy job. Then again, once you have your centric value fixed, then it is simple to have clarity in yourself, understanding what is it that you´re passionate about. You are passionate about the things that bring more of that centric value to your life.

Start out by looking at the big picture – create an overview of your wishes and dreams.

Exercise: vision board. Take a big paper and draw down all the symbols that describe your dreams and ambitions. You can also do it as a collage by cutting out pictures from the magazines or draw it by your hand.

Create a big picture of your dreams and keep it in your eyesight, to constantly remind yourself what it is that you want.

Alternative solution: surf the web and download pictures that describe your dreams and use “create collage” function in Picasa to create a photo-collage from your dreams.

For examples: google “vision board”

How to take your ideas into action?

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
Joseph Campell

It´s fun to be a great thinker, Is´s even more fun to be the man of action. Do you want to be known by your thoughts, ideas and promises or by your deeds? If you want to be known by your great deeds, then install this outstanding habit into yourself:

Never leave the goal-setting process without taking one specific step towards the goal. 

The moment you have done at least one step moving towards the goal, the goal becomes more realistically achievable for you. And you will have a lot more power and willingness to really do it.

If you´re one of those persons, who wants to carefully analyze all the details to make sure the result is really good; then again you feel that it is often exhausting and often you don´t reach you ideal vision and things are left undone? In this case I would recommend you to start using this new mantra that will take you to action:

You don´t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.

If you have applied the techniques from the first and second lesson, then by now you should have enough self-confidence to take action and enough courage to put aside your fears and worries. If you have your vision, then start taking it into real-life.

Whatever should happen, it´s good for something. You´ll probably figure it out later.

How to remove the demotivating things from your life?

Some things are easy to get rid off – you either throw it away or walk away from it. But what to do with the things that keep haunting in your mind? Use this effective exercise to set yourself free from those limiting thoughts:

Exercise: when encountering a worrying thought, write it down on a paper. Hold this paper in your hand and ask: “Do I want to throw it away?”

If “Yes”, then ask yourself: “Can I throw it away?”

If “Yes”, then ask yourself: “When?”

As the right feeling comes, say “Now” – craunch that piece of paper and throw it away or burn it.

Then get back to the things that really matter in your life – things that inspire you.

Alternative solutions: if you want to spare paper or don´t feel comfortable setting things on fire, then do the procedure as a visualization exercise – imagine your worries as hot air balloons that move away from yourself. You can also visualize popping them up in the air.

Make room for inspiration in your mind.

How to free yourself from “HAVE TO” pressure and turn it into “Want” energy?

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
John Maxwell

Change your vocabulary: “I have to do this thing” -> “I Will/can do it”. Throw away “have to” from your vocabulary and start to intentionally see opportunity in each assignment. Simply changing the words and feeling (that you have when saying those words) gives you energy to get things done even if they may seem as a burden at first sight.

Always say “I CAN”.

You are no longer a victim, because you choose the value of each event.

Inspiration with yourself

Excercise of the week: Create yourself a habit of taking action– when getting an idea and setting a goal, take immediate action to get a step closer for your goal. Call that person, send that letter, find that information, ask that proposal or grab that shovel and start digging – take massive action and feel the energy, excitement and power that taking action to move towards your goal gives you.

Book Recommendation: Anthony Robbins “Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement”

Film Recommendation: Yes Man (2008) 

Be Inspired!

Harald