Day 19: Take Action Promptly
“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance and facing your fears” – Gillian Anderson.
The Crippled Fox – A Story About Taking Action
A man was walking through a forest when he saw a crippled fox. “I wonder how it manages to feed itself”? he thought.
At that moment, a tiger approached, carrying its prey in its mouth. The tiger ate its fill and left what remained for the fox.
“If God helps the fox, he will help me too”, the man thought.
He went back home, shut himself up in his house and waited for the heavens to bring him food.
He laid there in bed waiting for God to provide for him as he had for the fox, but instead just starved. Just when he was becoming too weak to out and work, an angel appeared.
“Why did you decide to imitate the crippled fox?” asked the angel. “God has given you gifts and abilities to contribute to the world. Get out of bed, pick up your tools and follow the way of the tiger.
My question is, which one are you, the FOX or the TIGER?
Most people pray. They fast. They wish. They read. They plan. And yet they never do anything. They believe that what they need is enough money, credentials, connections and lots of time.
They wait until it feels right. Some people even ignorantly say that they are waiting on God. They use God as an excuse for not taking prompt action for their life. They wait for that man of God or prophet to say, “thus says the Lord…”.
Real entrepreneurs who are on a mission to change the world started last year. They started ten years ago before they knew what they were doing. They were moving mountains long before they knew they could. They started long before they had lots of money and knowledge.
Theory can only take you so far. Taking action is everything. It is what separates the winners from the loosers. Rather than having long and meaningless conversation they go out and do.
While you are busy reading, thinking, analyzing, scrutinizing and dreaming, a productive entrepreneur is somewhere (in the street) DOING!
Nobody cares about how perfect you are or how educated – they want to see results.
You’ve been out of the university for a million years now. And what are you doing? Searching for a job? Praying for a miracle job to locate you abi?
While you are in your father’s house watching WWE and eating pop corn with Star beer (what a combo!) – chiefo! I hail o – that guy is on the street making a fortune.
Dey dia dey form fine boy.
Nothing can replace action. There has been so much talking that people forget doing.
Stop caring about what people think or say about you. Don’t even try to be liked or perfect.
Stop the fake life already!
You’re supposed to be doing what exclusively concerns you and your goals. Haters and critics are mere shadows, before you knew it, they are gone.
In fact, stop reading this post now.
Yes. Stop already, if you’ve not done anything productive today.
You’ve been asking so many questions lately, and it makes you look really dumb. Yes. Start doing.
Leave procrastination at the toilet. Take action promptly for your life. At the end of the day, your greatest regret will not be the things you did wrongly but the things you didn’t do at all.
You wanna make millions of naira or dollar before the end of this year and you’re not ready to take any action? Welcome to failure but don’t stay long!
Stop thinking about what would go wrong and start doing that thing you’ve always wanted to do. No questions. Just do.
Quote of the day:
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward”. – Martin Luther King Jr.
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