Dream big but don’t miss action. That’s what I always advise people to do. Unfortunately too many people dream and not enough people act: Many people develop a rich vision and an aspirational dream for what they want to achieve but they’re held back from achieving those dreams.
Rarely is their dream beyond reach. Rather, the problem is often that the dreamer doesn’t take enough action because they’re scared of making a mistake.
They want to take perfect actions toward their goals in order to avoid detours or false starts.
But I say: Imperfect action is better than a perfect plan.
So whether you want to start a business, become a real estate investor, or anything else, here are 4
simple strategies to get you moving forward…
1. Get Educated
A lack of confidence to move forward is often because of a feeling that you lack a fundamental piece of
knowledge. So make sure you get educated, but also remember that you can never know EVERYTHING
about a topic. Devote some time early in the process to getting educated and then continue moving
forward and taking action (but don’t stop learning!)
2. Get The Right Tools
Taking action really only works when you have the right tools to help you. Entrepreneurs might need a
good website or an email management system; real estate investors might need software to help them
find cash buyers. Whatever you’re working toward, your actions will be better served when you invest
time and attention into the right tools to help you get the job done. (You’ll also be amazed at how much
easier it so to take the right actions with the right tools).
3. Build A Network
It’s been said, “your network is your net worth” and I couldn’t agree more. If you’re not sure of which
action to take to achieve your goals, go out and meet people. Connect with people and selflessly help
them reach their goals. Spend time with the right people (because we’re the sum of the 5 people we
spend the most time with). Build a network and you can accomplish almost anything because you’ll have
a big group of people willing to help you.
Now it’s time to take action. Make a list of things you need to do toward your goal, and then start
crossing each action off as you complete it. Build momentum. Push aside your fear of taking imperfect
action. Just move forward. You will make mistakes – that’s okay! You will have detours – that’s okay! It’s
so much easier to take action and correct it than it is to wait to discover the perfect action.
Aspiring to start your own business or start investing in real estate? If you’ve been aspiring longer than
acting, now’s your chance to change all that. There is no perfect plan, only forward momentum. So take
out that to-do list you’ve been perfecting and just start taking action on it today!