TAKING ACTION

“Actions give flesh to dreams.”

In the end, this is what it really comes down to; taking action- taking consistent action. A lot of us give up too easily. When things don’t seem to be going the way we anticipated, we choose to stop and try something new.

It’s relatively easy to define your destination and establish your process because you can do that in the comfort of your room. The result however hinges NOT on what you desire to accomplish but what you do. Act in a manner that is consistent with what you have chosen to become.

Day 3 is really simple in that all I will ask you to do is to use the process you have established to become the person of your choosing. The idea though is that you should break it down to what you can do daily to become the person you have chosen to be. If you could structure a perfect day, what would it look like?

For me, one critical matter is that how you start your day matters as it tends to set a tone on how the day will go. Typically, a good structure to my day starts around 4 a.m with prayer, study and meditation of God’s word. I have decided not to check messages, emails, whatsapp chats or social media in general before I do what sets a positive tone to my day. I don’t want to read anything or hear something that will make me lose focus that early so I feed on the good things.

What are the first 3 things you do when you wake up?

Can you take actions in the morning that build you into the person of your choosing? I pick the morning; early when you wake up because your mind is not crowded. Once you let the day take its course, a lot of things happen that might throw you off. I believe the two important times that you can take advantage of are when you just get up and when you are going to bed. Can you set specific things that you can do at these times that you know will add value to you.

I have told you what I do in the morning. At night, just before bed time, I either listen to a 30 minutes podcast or read a blog. I mentioned that consistent action is vital in becoming the person of your choosing. The things that make or break us are those we have developed the habit of doing consistently.

As we conclude day 3 game changer challenge, I want to share part of the notes in my book; THE GAME CHANGER that I think will help you maximize the benefits of consistent action by keeping your energy high.

“Discover what keeps your energies high.”

…Before you get to the end, I wanted to challenge you to do something that I believe is important in leading us to the destination of our choosing; keep your momentum high; perhaps something worth reiterating here. We obviously know that fulfilling a dream is a journey and we need to keep the excitement and energy levels high. In this regard, you need to discover what gets you motivated and inspired and connect to that on a regular basis. We are most effective when motivated and inspired. We get more done with greater efficiency when there is a rush of blood in our system.

Personally, I frequently listen to audios and watch videos that challenge and inspire me. And every so often, I sit and converse with Felix Galamukani Banda or Pastor Choolwe of The Gospel Envoys Church. I also enjoy the company of Dr. Rozious Siatwambo and taking a look at the projects he is working on.

Exposure helps to remove the limits in my head. It shows me what is really possible and sometimes it leaves me asking if I have real dreams. You need to interact with people who are operating at a higher level than you because you risk being comfortable with the magnitude of your dreams until you see that there are other people who are actually doing much more than you.

I have always discovered that my conversations with these men leave me energetic. Sometimes I just want to know what they are doing or how much money they are making in a day. You might think you are making a lot of money until you hear someone tell you that he was paid $5,000 to speak for a few hours in one day. That does something to your thinking. Actually, at one point, I came across a man who charges $4,000 to go through a particular program with him. This is $4,000 per person. Now you need to watch your thinking as you are reading these figures. What is the structure of your mind in this regard? I know someone might be saying “all that money?”… Watch your thinking because it determines the kind of actions you will take….”

Thank you for taking time to do this challenge with me. I am looking forward to engaging with you next time. Kindly leave a comment below on the first 3 things you will do each morning that can make a huge difference in your life. Plus the last thing before going to bed. Till next time. I will recommend that you read THE GAME CHANGER; it will bring you to a different way of thinking which will lead to a different way of acting- which will lead to different results.