Procrastinators can find every reason under the sun.  Don't wait for that one big thing to happen before you move forward. And don’t wait for the right mood to strike.  Do one small thing today that you believe will help you find progress in change, no matter how small. The point is to start immediately to reach your goals and stay motivated to lead on your path. 

Develop the Do it now habit.  Be assertive.  Be proactive.  You are most likely on a learning curve, so round that corner.  As Confucius told me personally, in a dream, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  After assessing the likely consequences, make it okay to fail, to try new things. It’s how we grow, wise up, progress.  Haven’t we heard all this before?

  Two Step System  for Progress

   Step 1:  Get Reliable Information.

   Step 2:  Act on Reliable Information.

That’s it two steps, simple.  Get reliable information and act on reliable information.  If the information turns out not to be useful, guess what we do?  Get reliable information and act on reliable information, over and over and over and over.

“When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before."     -- Henry David Thoreau

Today, information is readily available for the asking.  Good info is everywhere on the Internet, in books, recordings, and seminars.  Really, not knowing how to do something is the weakest of excuses.  

If we want something badly enough, there are ways to get the info we need, even if we have to pay someone for it. Stay motivated and lead the way for your own happiness!

Instead of thinking, I don't know how, ask yourself, Where can I get the new information (read: knowledge and skills) I need?

Find someone to bounce ideas off of.  Form a mastermind group.  Everyone knows someone who has a talent or skill that can complement their own.  Put your minds together to create what you want.  Instead of assuming that we are in this alone and that no one can help us, we should continually ask ourselves,   “Who can help me and how can I help them?”

When change comes (and it’s coming), it’s up to each of us to relate decisively to that change, rather than passively allowing the change to take us where it may.  We have the choice of taking control of our actions and the situations, and creating progress. 

We'll never know the outcomes unless we try.  We can always revamp and act again.  Better to fail from making an effort than from inertia.  Why not try? 

Do the next right thing, or at least do something that you believe is the next right thing.  Better to do the right thing wrong, than the wrong thing right.  The key is to DO something. Learn something.  Try something. 

Act.  Get rolling.


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