Nothing Happens Until Something Moves…
Trivia question: Who said those famous 5 words?
…Albert Einstein – quite possibly the greatest mind of all time.
I just finished an impressive book titled: “Action! Nothing Happens Until Something Moves” by Robert Ringer and as I often do when I come across great material, I want to share some key thoughts that may help you greatly…
The “Action Phenomenon” is more important than you may understand and actually goes much, much deeper than you may realize.
This week I’m going to share with you Robert Ringer’s 4 Pillars Of Action that MUST be present or else…
…No results, but more important, no “happiness.” More on that in a moment.
The 4 Pillars Of Action That Must Be Present
For You To Move Forward
1. Nothing Happens Until Something Moves:
Ideas, preparation, knowledge, and wisdom are all essential in the pursuit of achievement, BUT…ideas, preparation, knowledge and wisdom are useless without action, because action is the starting point of ALL progress…
…Always remember that. Here’s a good rule of thumb:
Your feelings lead to your thoughts, your thoughts lead to your actions, your actions leads to your results.
Feelings –> Thoughts –> Actions –> Results
Remember, it’s the results that count. It’s the results that liberate you…
2. The Universe Helps Those Who Help Themselves:
Love this one…I despise the entitlement mentality that is running on overdrive in this country right now. People are constantly looking for a hand out or the Government to bail them out. It’s getting ridiculous.
Isn’t it interesting that the ones with the most “luck” are the ones who are often implementing (putting into action) the most plans? This may be a little deep for some but I have news for you…”Outside forces” always come into play when one takes action and the bolder the action, the more powerful these outside forces seem to be.
3. The Law Of Averages:
Coming from an extensive sales background I really appreciate this one. The Law of Averages is actually a universal principal which means it never fails to work. It applies to every aspect of life — from finding a spouse to closing a sale to applying for a job. Wait a minute…we don’t talk about ‘JOBS’ here. Let’s rephrase –how about applying for college acceptance? Better? Good.
Remember from Pillar 2 about those that help themselves? Well, the more you help yourself (the more action you take) the more The Law of Averages will work for you. This is when things are just clicking for you. You’re attracting all kinds of opportunity. You’re in the zone. Phenomenal feeling…which leads to what? More thoughts, which lead to more action which leads to…You guessed it, RESULTS!
4. Action Produces Genius, Magic, And Power:
Action is the key to the brains ignition. Here’s my favorite part, and may come as a surprise to many: You DO NOT need to be motivated to act! Read that again.
If necessary, force yourself to take action, and motivation will follow. I bet if people knew that there’d be a whole lot more people having results out there…
Most people have it the other way around. It’s the combination of action, genius, magic and power that produces motivation, which, in turn leads to even more action.
Action stimulates both the body and brain cells. It brings you in contact with surprising things, unexpected events, and incredible people who have the potential to be critical to your success. Take action first, even just to explore possibilities, and your creative juices will follow.
And here’s where it gets interesting: “Long-term happiness is a result of taking rational actions that are in accordance with universal principals.”
Aristotle said: “Happiness is a condition not a destination.”
“Real happiness lies not in the achievement of goals, but in the striving toward goals. “Striving” implies action; achievement implies inertia, or an end to the action that brought the achievement”…
You see, most people “wait” to be motivated to take action which is why most people are stuck “waiting” for opportunity to hit them over the head. Opportunities never come to those who “wait.” Ever…
I highly suggest you grab yourself a copy of: “Action! Nothing Happens Until Something Moves” by Robert Ringer. This was a NY Times best seller and the story about the bold action the author took to make it a best seller is incredible. I won’t give that part away…
The book does a nice job of really breaking down the so called “Action Phenomenon” a lot further than I did here and will help you get clear on why you may or may not be taking the necessary action in your Home Business enterprise.
It’s essentially comes down to strengthening your personal infrastructure and making sure your purpose is in line with your goals otherwise taking action becomes pretty difficult. You may be surprised at what you find.
“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”