We think that being in motion and taking action are the samethings. But no, both are different. Motion is something that you do but thereis no outcome or result, but actions will give you results. For example- you think about weight loss, you do your researchfor the best gym, best, trainee, what youwill wear, when you will go, and everything else but these all are motions.
If youreally go to the gym, follow diet plansthen it is action. There are no results from motion but action will show youprogress. But most of the people think that motions will give you results butno, it’s not true. How planning and research will help you to shed few poundsof weight.Another example- so you have decided to read 1 book per month,now you have the list of 12 best books for a year.
But you are not reading it,so this is motion but if you start reading any of the books then it is action. So how motion is different from the action?This is the point where smart people make mistakes; theythink that being in motion is being inaction. It’s not like that we don’t need motion, it helps us to view the goals more broadly, we do research, we think,we reconsider it. But if you want to see the results you have to start workingon the plans. No matter how hard you worked to collect the information it isuseless until you utilize it and start implementing it.
Sometime we don’t want to be in action because we think thatour results would not be that good, or we are afraid of criticism. We don’t feelconfident about our choice. How to start action1- Never forget yourgoalsKeep your goal in clear and straight inyour mind. If your goal is to finish the work untilevening then just start doing, don’t waste the whole time in planning.
2- Set an actiondayDon’t just keep planning. If you aredeciding to lose weight, then decide a date to start exercising. Don’t delay itor postpone it.
3- Pay attention Sometimes we can’t differentiate betweenmotion and action. It is very important that you have a clear idea about theprogress. If you are doing something and not getting anything out of it thenmaybe you should stop it.