Ever had of the “Law of Diminishing intent”?
Then pls. Read this to the end.
“The Longer you wait to do something you know you should do now, the greater the chances you will never
actually do it!” – Culled from The Success Formula by Bob Burg.
One of the clear differences between successful
people and failures is promptness in taking
action. It is good to know what you need to do,
it’s great to do it. While failures philosophize
with excuses, successful people take action.
Successful people have learnt that when you
procrastinate till tomorrow, tomorrow rarely ever
Woody Allen is quoted as saying that 80% of success is merely showing up. That if you have the conviction to start, the grace to
finish becomes available.
Visible transformation starts when thinking
changes. In order not to be bound by the law of
diminishing intent, these are a few thoughts that
need to change.
1. Action doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be something.
2. Tomorrow never comes.
Procrastination is the thief of time. When you put off what you know you ought to do today till tomorrow, tomorrow has the habit of perpetuating itself, and tomorrow is always a day away. Do it today, do it now! Don’t postpone the best days of your life, express love, show gratitude, ask for a favour, take a chance, take a risk, do it today!
Tomorrow is not yours.
3. “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly, until you learn how to do it well” – Zig Ziglar
Do you aim, aim, aim and shoot? Or do you shot, aim, shoot, aim and shoot and aim? Success comes from experience, and experience comes from failed attempts. Medicine and Law are called a practice for one reason, no matter how many years you
have done them for, you can’t be perfect… you are still practicing
4. You don’t need a better environment!
You do not need to pray for God to help you change your environment. In the classical book science of getting rich, the author makes an amazing statement.”Do not wait for a change of
environment to act, cause a change in the environment by action.” If you act in a certain way, you will find yourself attracting the relationships and actions that will bring you into the environment where you desires can become actualized. Stop waiting for the environment to change, your job to change or your boss to
change. Act Now!
I also like the way Napoleon Hill put it in, Think and Grow Rich. – “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right”. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your
command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
Or the way Jim Stovall put it in , You Don’t Have To Be Blind To See – “Nothing is more powerful than a person who knows his destiny and has chosen now as the time to pursue it.
Is it something you should do because it is a system that others have used to get them to where you want to go?