Being in motion vs.
Taking actionWe have thinkingthat there is no difference between taking action and being in motion. But no,both are different. Motion is something that you do but there is no outcome orresult, but actions will give you results. For example-you think about weight loss, you do your research for the best gym, best, trainee, what you will wear,when you will go, and everything else but these all are motions. If you reallygo to the gym, follow diet plans then itis action. There are no results from motion but action will show you progress. Butmost of the people think that motions will give you results but no, it’s nottrue.
How planning and research will help you to shed few pounds of weight.Another example-so you have decided to read 1 book per month, now you have the list of 12 bestbooks for a year. But you are not reading it, so this is motion but if youstart reading any of the books then it is action. So howmotion is different from the action?This is thepoint where smart people make mistakes; they think that being in motion is being in action. It’s not likethat we don’t need motion, it helps us toview the goals more broadly, we do research, we think, we reconsider it.
But ifyou want to see the results you have to start working on the plans. No matterhow hard you worked to collect the information it is useless until you utilizeit and start implementing it. Sometime we don’twant to be in action because we think that our results would not be that good,or we are afraid of criticism. We don’t feel confident about our choice. How to startaction1- Never forget your goalsKeep your goal in clear and straight in your mind. If your goal is tofinish the work until evening then juststart doing, don’t waste the whole time in planning.
2- Set anaction dayDon’t just keep planning. If you are deciding to lose weight, then decidea date to start exercising. Don’t delay it or postpone it.
3- Pay attention Sometimes we can’t differentiate between motion and action. It is veryimportant that you have a clear idea about the progress. If you are doing somethingand not getting anything out of it then maybe you should stop it. It’s not like that, being in motion is not important; it is important butalways staying in motion is not productive, you have to take actions to getsomething productive. You have spent time, money, creativity; of course youdeserve a good result.
Don’t be in motion, keep moving.