Make action the way you roll.  As Will Rogers said, “Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”  Consistently be doing something you believe will help you move toward progress.

Start now.  Take some action.   Be dynamic.  Dare to fail.  Time is ticking.  The sooner you find out what doesn’t work, the sooner you will find out what will. And the sooner you start, the sooner you will progress.  With each small step you grow in confidence.  The excitement level increases. 

Think of some action that you could take that you believe would help you advance by even a baby-step toward your goal.  Take that step.  Progress is one-step-at-a-time forward.  Take today’s step.  Give it your best shot.  Take risks. 

Focus on NOW rather than Later.  Today is all we have, so make the most of it.  Got a new idea, a way to tweak an existing sales practice, customer-service initiatives, or a step you could take toward your goals?  The best time to do anything about it is N-O-W.

Focus on what you are doing today to move you or your company toward the goal, rather than thinking, “I have to wait for this thing or that thing to happen first.”  There will always be a reason for not taking action.


Contributed by:  Dean Lindsay, Award Winning Speaker and Author of The Progress Challenge & Co-Author of Stepping Stones to Success   

Dean Lindsay, Sales and Leadership Speaker