Taking Action

Take Action
Take Action

There’s only so much that we can watch, read, and talk about. There comes a point where the only step left to do is to jump and take action.

That is how you will truly learn how to do something.

I am at the stage of my life where I am taking action and deciding to chase what I truly want and going after my dreams and goals.

No more standing around watching or being entertained. I want to learn and grow.

I have started to see a common trend/theme among things that I have learned about along the way…reading, meditating, exercising.

All of these things I would have never truly learned if it wasn’t by doing something about it. Any little step that would set me up for success. I kept telling myself that the only way I can truly fail is by not ever even trying.

Doing something and then not succeeding at it is not failure. It’s learning. I don’t beat myself up about it anymore.

If I don’t do something right the first step it’s okay. I am okay with that because I learned something. I will apply the second time around and slowly but surely get better at it.

It feels good when I look back and see at the progress that I’ve made.

I would have never gotten this far if it wasn’t for taking action and doing something about it.

I’d rather take a step forward and give myself permission to fail than to have never even done anything about it in the first place.

I have stopped caring what others think about it ( for the most part) I care what my super close circle of family and friends think and that’s about it.

This has helped me step out and do what I want without me beating myself up about what will others think. The judgement from others stops too many from taking a step into the direction of where their heart leads them.

This website is a great example. I didn’t know where to start to build one, get one, or even maintain one. I sort of figured it out but I am constantly learning. I would rather see it as a learning experience than anything else.

I know that I have solid intention with this. I want to write what I am learning about not only to set a track record but also as a way for me to look back in the future and see where I was mentally and what I was learning about.

By doing this I have hopes that it will help 1 person in any way shape or form.

It took me so long to get to this point of learning how the real world works. I am still learning but at least I feel like I have a tool belt with tools that I am working with to chip away at this process.

Each tool whether it be reading, listening to podcasts, mentors, has helped me obtain a perspective that lead me to the next step in my growing knowledge.

I have to crawl before I can walk or run. I now know that this is a process and something I must be patient in but constantly working on.

I enjoy this process even though it is frustrating at times not knowing what to do next or what is the best way to do something.

You have to figure it out. There is no magic bullet.

What has helped me get to this point?

I ask myself what makes me happy and what experiences has made me the happiest? How can I increase those types of experiences?

I reverse engineer what I want my life to look like in 5 years. What does reverse engineer mean? Well it means that I look at what would need to happen in order for me to have the things, experiences, and people around me that I want. Then I work back from there.

Not easy but the more times I have done it the better I have gotten. Larger dreams and goals are harder to do this with but the work is worth it. What’s the alternative? To wait and see and hope things change? Leave things up to others? NO!

I want to depend on myself because I know I have the control and I take responsibility over my actions. I can’t complain about my situation because I am the only one to blame.

I can’t always control what happens but I can control how I react and what the ultimate outcome will be.

Practical actions:

Write down 5 experiences where you were the happiest/proudest.
What was involved in those experiences? What feelings did you feel? Who was involved?
Now ask yourself WHY? Why did you like it so much? The more specific the better 🙂

You can apply this to your professional or personal life.

Then you can amplify these types experiences by planning more of them , consciously. Finding the ingredients involved and mixing them together.

I hope this helps 🙂

Email me with any questions or what your experiences were 🙂

About the author

Jessi Mendoza

Washington State University Alumni, Financial Services Professional, passionate about Self Development and investing in oneself.

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