Your Actions Define You

A major pet peeve of mine is watching a person not acting in harmony with their aspirations.

It is easy to do nothing.

Sleeping in, engrossed in video games, endlessly watching YouTube, surfing social media sites for hours, postponing that daunting task, anybody can do this.

Taking action, now that’s hard. Busting open the math book, starting that essay, hitting the gym early, doing the hard work that must be done, especially when you don’t want to, that is what sets successful people apart from everyone else. It’s the act of taking action that makes the difference.

Actions define you. An artist isn’t an artist until there is paint on the canvas. A writer is not a writer until they write. An entrepreneur is not an entrepreneur until they risk.

The work won’t be easy or fun; it will be intimidating and painful.

The very reason you don’t want to do something is the reason you should. Why? Because nobody else wants to do those things either. By doing the work, you’re setting yourself apart from the masses that could have.

Just dreaming about your goals will not get you there. You must act. If a friend secretly observed you all day, would they know what your dreams are? Your actions today should be screaming what you aspire to be tomorrow. If not, take action and act.

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One Response to Your Actions Define You

  1. Lee del Bando says:

    Couldn’t agree more!
    “It’s the act of taking action that makes the difference.” — Art Coombs
    1. I would love to read a seque of this talking about “Guide to Start an Act”, “Acts: Rigth and Wrong, and “When an Act Slows Down”
    2. This is a great reminder not only to those who never have acted to achieve their goals but to those who have slowed down because they have lost their hopes as well.

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