It's time to talk about the elephant in the room. Guys, I'm talking about the act of taking massive action in order to achieve your goals. Taking massive action means making your goal and accomplishing that goal your duty, obligation, and responsibility. It means making a choice and taking full responsibility for the things that have held you back in the past and reconciling with them in order to move forward.
To illustrate this I want to tell you a story. Over the last few months I've noticed this man at the gym, who has literally been shrinking before my eyes. I see him there every morning, walking away on the treadmill. Then, I saw him again another day, but it was later in the afternoon, and there he was working with a personal trainer. As the personal trainer stood there expressionless there he was flipping a massive tire like it was HIS mission. He was dripping in sweat and his eyes were lazer focused. The next time I saw him I asked, "Hey, are you doing two-a-days?" He smiled and said YES. He proceeded to tell me that just four months ago, after having had enough of on-going back injuries, excess weight (320 lbs of it), and sleep apnea, he decided to make a change (aka Massive Action). He has not stopped since and to date has lost a total of 66 lbs, has tons of energy, and the sleep apnea is GONE. He went from eating one meal a day, to eating smaller, healthier meals throughout the day. What he said at the end was beautiful. "You know what? It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be."
Unfortunately many people don't take massive action, rather they spend their lives reacting to their existing circumstances instead of acting to create the circumstances they desire. When they do make an effort to change their lives but don’t get the results they want, they give up too easily and tell themselves to remain content.
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited of what could go right" - Tony Robbins
Why is this?
- We don't get clear on what we want and why we want it
- We don't design a game plan on how to achieve the goal
- We don't change up the structures and habits that allow us to take action
- We don't break down our goal into smaller, more achievable steps
- We don't recognize our own limiting beliefs
- We don't want to step outside our comfort zone
- We don't ASK for help, or worse, we do, and don't do anything with it
Whatever the reason, recognizing what your true, or self-proclaimed challenges are need to be identified in order to move forward. Action does not need to feel bad, and it doesn't need to be grossly uncomfortable or impossible to sustain. Action needs to be fully backed by our initial goal and it needs to feel inspiring.
If you need more support, ask for it. Seriously, we are not meant to do this all alone. Surround yourself with people and activities that inspire you and most of all, have fun! I am taking on a few select, motivated clients who know what they want, but need more support on their path. Let's connect and see if we are a good fit.