There comes a time in everyone’s life where we want to achieve our goals, yet there appears to be something holding us back. Have you ever questioned why that is? While taking action is vital for manifestation, it is also essential to understand why some of us strive to take action and accomplish our desires and purpose in life.
The method of taking action is a necessary component in manifesting your desires and dreams. Without taking action, your manifestation remains in the spiritual world as a thought or idea. Taking action transforms that idea into your physical reality, and the manifestation process is complete.
What is Action?
Before I dive into the importance of taking action, you must first recognise what action is in the first place. In the simplest terms possible, action is the process of doing the work. Generally, action is taken to achieve something. When we are discussing taking action, we usually mean choosing the right action.
What do we mean by “right action?” Right action is the type of activity that pushes you towards the object that you may be fearful of or are avoiding. Usually, individuals will avoid taking action because it is uncomfortable. While it may seem scary, it should terrify you even more that you are going to be stuck the way you are until you make a positive move.
How to Start Taking Action On Your Manifestations
At this point, I hope you are feeling a new motivation to start taking action! Obviously, there are some incredible benefits behind taking control of your life through actions. As stated earlier, there is a difference between being in motion and being in action. By reading this article, you are only in motion. From this point, you must take action! Below, you will find some of the best ways to start taking action as soon as you are done reading!
1. Look Fear in the Face And Create Your Desires
Fear makes many of us uncomfortable, it may be the one thing standing between you and your goals. The first step of looking fear in the face is going to be understanding your fears. The best way to accomplish this is to take some time and write your fear down. Once you have your fears listed, list the common thoughts about these fears. Are you afraid of failure? Afraid of success? Afraid of what others may think of you? Either way, figure it out and work past each one of them.
2. Recognise Failure As Part Of The Journey
Some reason, we are taught that failure is a bad thing and something we should be shameful of. Instead, try turning your mindset to thinking of failure as a stepping-stone. At some point in your life, you are going to fail! We all fail! Failure is part of the process. The next time you fail, think of it as feedback. When you take action next, use the feedback so that you don’t make the same mistake again!
3. Understand Slow and Steady Always Succeed
An issue we put on taking action is that we feel it should be done as quickly as possible. The truth is, many goals probably cannot be accomplished overnight, and that is okay! Instead of thinking about having a finish line for your purposes, think only about your next step. As you stay focused on action, you will reach your goals before you know it!
4. Use Meditation To Focus Your Mind On The Goal
A major reason many individuals refuse to take action is that their thoughts get in the way. The mind is a powerful tool that we have, instead of letting these thoughts distract you, picking up meditation may be extremely beneficial to you! Some people begin meditating, they find that it is an excellent time to stop thinking, and instead, listen to your thoughts. While fear starts as a thought, it often turns into an emotion. As you take time to stop and listen to yourself, you will spend less time hesitating and more time taking action!
While it may seem like a difficult task at first, taking action will become much more comfortable the more you practice. Remember that the hardest part is getting started! While you may feel reluctant to take action at first, just do it. You can read as many articles on taking action as you would like, but you will only be in motion. The best thing for you to do is dive in head-first and hope for the best!
What Are The Benefits of Taking Action?
Now that you understand all of the reasons individuals avoid action, it is time to discover why taking action is crucial for success. While some people do nothing because they are not sure what they want to do, others are very well aware of what needs to be done and refuse to do so. If you take no action, either way, you won’t be benefiting yourself.
It doesn’t matter what point you are at in your life; you have to take action at some point. It does not matter if you don’t have goals at this time; taking action is going to help give you momentum so you can work toward something meaningful.
1. Obtain Results Faster
While this should be a given, results often aren’t enough to motivate people. When you finally take the action that you have been avoiding, you will eventually get the results you have been chasing after. When you want anything in life, whether it be a relationship, a promotion, or success, you need to take action. It may seem like a simple concept; people fail to understand that sometimes whatever their doing, may simply not be enough!
The main difference here is understanding being in motion and taking action. If you are in motion, you are probably just writing down your goals, writing to-do-lists, and reading about the topic. Until you start making the to-do list or start practising the research, you won’t be taking any action. Don’t spend too long in study and gaining knowledge because action is the driving force behind success.
2. Eliminate Mental and Physical Pain Towards The Future
There is something overwhelming about feeling stuck in one place. Sometimes when we refuse to take action, this can cause both physical and mental pain from regret. When we lack confidence and growth in our lives, this could potentially lead to negative self-talk and psychological pain. Unfortunately, psychical distress is suffering that we put upon ourselves. There are some that believe psychological pain can be worse than physical pain!
It is also possible that mental pain could potentially lead to physical pain, such as backaches and headaches. If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from a lack of action. When you live in a state that negatively affects you for too long, it is going to take a toll on your health. Instead, you will want to consider taking action to help move you along to the next phase of your life.
3. Overcome The Fear Of Failure And Manifest More
As you learned earlier, fear is one of the major reasons that people refuse to take action. Unfortunately, fear has the ability to keep people in their comfort zone. When you are fearful of life, this could have negative effects on not only your success in life but also your health and your happiness! When you finally learn to take action, this is one of the only ways to overcome your fear! Each time you take action, you will be expanding your comfort zone. As you expand your comfort zone, you can get over the fears that are holding you back!
4. Improve Confidence To Manifest Greater Things
Often, when we are holding ourselves back from our true potential, it is because we lack confidence. If you think about it, you probably feel some level of shame that you are unable to take action for some reason, which may lead to negative self-talk. When you finally take action, this can fix the negative thoughts!
Even better, taking action is going to improve your confidence almost immediately. When you think back on your past experiences, were moments ever as bad as you thought they were going to be? The first step in taking action is just doing it! The confidence will follow soon after when you find yourself doing something worthy and proving that you are capable of doing anything!
5. Remove the Excuses Surrounding Lack And Limitations
We all have that one friend who would rather complain about a situation compared to doing something. Do you want to be this person? Probably not! While it seems easier to complain about a given situation, it distracts from taking action. As a golden rule, remember that if you are complaining, you are not taking action. If you are sick and tired of complaining about things in your life, the time to stop is now! Instead, you must learn to shift your mindset and take action as soon as possible.
6. Minimise Regrets And What Ifs
Last but not least, taking action can help you minimise the regret in your life. If there is something you do for yourself during this lifetime, make sure you live without any regret! We only have a limited amount of time on this earth; it would be tragic to look back and think, “I should have…”
While it seems impossible to live without regret as a whole, it is in your hands to minimise the amount of regret you have in your life. What many people forget is that your life is in your own hands, no matter how many excuses you try to make. Ultimately, everything in our lives is up to us. The first step is taking action and leaving all of that regret behind in the dust.
Top 8 Reason’s Individuals Never Take Action
If you feel you are stuck at a certain point in your life, you are not alone! While there are many reasons people resist taking action, you can use this information to your benefit. By knowing the reasons others feel they cannot take action, you will be aware of the causes and can take action despite the fear.
1. Lack of Desire Or Belief In Their Manifestation
Of the top reasons, many individuals refuse to take action is because they lack the desire to do so. If you can’t be bothered to take action, you probably lack the ambition to do so. Rather than take action, many would instead slide by through life with as little effort as possible. There are some out there who are perfectly comfortable with where they are and lack the desire to make something of themselves. While this may be okay for some, desire is the fire which must burn inside of you.
2. No Confidence In Intelligence Or Their Abilities
More than likely, you have been having a conversation with someone else, and only understood a third of what they were saying to you. When this happens, it can leave us feeling less intelligent, comparatively. When you get into this frame of mind, it is all too easy to tell yourself, your not smart enough.
The truth is, we have no idea what kind of education this person has or what they have been through. Yes, we are all at different stages of our lives, but this does not mean that you cannot obtain the knowledge which you seek. Yes, it is going to take time and effort, but if that is something you desire, you must work toward it.
3. Care Too Much About Other People Opinions
There is enormous social pressure to obtain acceptance from your peers. What happens when your aspirations don’t line up with what other people expect from you? More than likely, your fear of other people’s opinions is holding you back from taking action. Some point in your life, you have to realise that you shouldn’t care about what other people think of you. If there is something in your life that is going to make you happy, just do it!
4. Other Peoples Aspirations Stand In The Way
Remarkably, people are afraid to become more successful than their friends. While that may seem ridiculous, jealousy is a primary concern for some individuals. When you think about it, though, it would seem silly to hold back from taking actions on your dreams just because your friends don’t have the same aspirations in life. Try focusing on surrounding yourself with a support system that has similar ambitions, dreams, and goals. While we all have different views and opinions, a good friend would never hold you back from your true potential.
5. Goals Seem Too Ambitious And They Give Up
Far too many people lack ambition; others may feel that they are too ambitious. Take a moment and think about what your desires and goals are. Do you think they are pretty average or above and beyond? When people feel that their ideas are too ambitious, they can talk themselves out of taking action because the dream is “impossible.” There is no such thing as “too ambitious.” It’s going to be more complicated, but does that mean you should toss your dreams? No! You need to work harder than ever before to get there. Limits are meant to be broken, don’t let it end your fight.
6. Use The Lack Of Time As An Excuse For Not Taking Action
Multiple times in your life, have you said, “I don’t have the time?” Many of us make this justification. The truth is most of us have plenty of time. However, instead of managing our time better, we would much rather use our free time to relax and watch tv. When it comes to taking action, you can make an excuse after excuse. The truth is, you have to make the time for the things that matter to you. While this may put you outside of your comfort zone, it is necessary to take action and achieve your goals.
7. Lack of Self-Confidence In Creative Skills
It’s amazing at how many people lack confidence in their life. Many of us feel like we aren’t good enough or that we aren’t deserving of our goals. When we lack confidence, this is a recipe for disaster. A lack of confidence is going to make everything seem that much harder! If you feel this is a significant reason keeping you back from taking action. It is time to take an in-depth look in the mirror. Why do you lack this confidence? What steps can you take to believe in yourself? I’ll give you a hint, the more you challenge yourself, the easier it is to improve self-confidence.
8. Fear of Failing
Fear of failure is the primary reasons individuals feel stuck and refuse to take action is because they are terrified of failing! When we are afraid of failing, we refuse to take risks, and this is a major trap that many people fall into. Believe it or not, taking a risk is the difference between taking action and remaining the same. Every single person that has done something great with their life probably did so by taking a risk. It doesn’t matter if you are risking your relationship, your job, or money; sometimes, you just have to jump! Discover why failure is vital for success.