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All Talk and No Action

This is probably one of my personal biggest pet peeves. I’m a big believer in doing what you say you are going to do. I know that life happens and we are not always able to do things as planned. But, that’s not what I get peeved about. I’m talking about the doers vs. the do-nothings. The action-takers vs. the excuse-makers. These are the women who talk about what all they plan to do and never have a plan to actually execute on it. They talk, talk, talk and talk to the point where you just want to say, “I hear ya, but WHEN are you going to actually DO IT?”

They say:
“I’m gonna quit my job and work somewhere else.”
“I’m gonna start paying down that debt I owe.”
“I’m gonna start that business I always wanted.”
I’m gonna set aside enough money to retire early.
“I’m gonna take that vacation I’ve always wanted. ”
“I’m gonna buy that new car.”
“I’m gonna ask for a raise.”
“I’m gonna start my New Year’s Resolution.”

It’s all SOUNDS good, but Really? When are you GONNA make this happen?

There’s the rub. It’s like a 24-7 mantra.I’m gonna, I’m gonna…This typically ends with One day when I _____ (You Fill in the blank).

Okay, so now that I’ve gotten my rant out of the way. Let’s talk about our mindset. It has to change. It’s a simple two-word process. Just take the word GONNA out of your sentence and replace it with I AM. So, now the sentence reads: I AM quitting my job. I AM paying down that debt I owe. Do you see the difference? You are living in the NOW! And the more you have this type of thinking, the more you will get things accomplished. It’s like a switch going off in your brain. You are telling yourself that you are ALREADY doing it and day by day, you will. It may not be completed in a short time frame, but with the right attitude –and a plan, it will happen.

Anything can sound good, but what really counts is when it goes from just talking about making something happen to actually making it happen.

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I wonder should I follow my passion… Or just stay at my job?

How many of us have asked ourselves this same question, but are too afraid to say it out loud?

You know that you know what your passion is, but you are afraid to step out and act on it because the timing isn’t right. Or because your circumstances dictate that you need to be getting a consistent paycheck from a job that you know you should have left years ago.

If you are one of these people who are in the closet making this statement to yourself, it might be time for you to come out and say it out loud.  Many of us know exactly what we should be doing. If you are one of the lucky ones, you figured it out early and you have been pleased with your choice from day one.
However, for many people, it’s a process. Some of us eventually make it to our passion albeit the long way or the indecisive way. But, ultimately we end up exactly where we are supposed to be. For some, they never get there. They are looking at others around them doing what they only wish they had the courage to do.

Which one are you? Are you doing what you know you are supposed to doing ? Or are you stuck in “just a job”?


WOYN TIP
: Don’t ever get too comfortable. Change your circumstances before someone else changes them for you. Figure out what you are really supposed to be doing with your life and get working on it today. Because as we all know, tomorrow is not promised .