Advice From A Drill Sergeant: Taking Massive Action

Is there a goal or a dream that you have always wanted to achieve, but have failed to take the first step because you don’t know how or are too afraid to try? Learn how to take massive action and face your fears, achieve your goals and make those dreams come true! Here’s some things that may be able to give you that little kick in the ass to say “I am gonna take massive action today!!”

Some of us have the motivation, but we don’t have the strategy.

There is so much information out there to assist you. Don’t be afraid to look for it! Internet. Books. Family. Friends. Coaches. Teachers. Resources everywhere! Find the tools and resources that work for you, and build a strategy to help you start taking action NOW.

You will never have enough lifetime to consume all of the information in the world, so you have to just do something at some point!

That sounds easy, right? Just do it. But some of us just don’t feel like we are deserving enough or prepared enough to start. We’re comfortable. We don’t like change. We’re afraid to fail. Always remember: you are worthy of everything good in this life, you just need to find your worth, own it, and take the appropriate action to achieve it. Find your reason and be worthy of what you want!

You’re not stupid, you’re just ignorant.

It’s not that you are stupid, you just haven’t been given the knowledge that you need to succeed. We often tell ourselves that we are not good enough or smart enough, but the truth is we have not had the opportunity to learn, and we beat ourselves up over it. Stop. Breathe. Start Learning. The resources are available, so don’t be afraid to venture out and learn!

Find the balance between learning and doing.

Life needs balance. Learning is so important, but unless you start taking action and applying the information that you have learned, you will not have the opportunity to succeed. Take action! Find the balance. Learn. Do. Kick some butt! You have the desire? You have passion? You need (in the words of Bren Dubé) that “burning your ass on fire desire!” Find it. Use it. Live it.
Jim Rohn said “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” Use the passion and desire as a driving force and start becoming the person that you want to be. How bad do you want it? A great quote from Eric Thomas sums it up perfectly: “When you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe, then you will be successful!” When it becomes a need instead of a want, that is the time to start taking massive action.

If you don’t start now, have you really made your decision?

So many of us say, “Come January 1st, I will change!” but then January 1st comes along … and nothing. Then year after year, it’s the same old story. But why wait? If you want it, if you need it, make the commitment to yourself and your future and start right now. In the end, the only thing stopping you from taking action … is YOU!

A GPS will let you go where you wanna go, if you let it. You gotta be that GPS.

Sean Douglas knows what’s up! Be the GPS. Take yourself where you want to go. No matter how many detours or how many times you have to re-route yourself, keep heading in the direction of your dreams. You may have to go through some dark tunnels and venture in some dark caves, and you may even hit a dead end. But it’s not the end of the journey.

Sometimes that darkness is what shoots us back into the light and shoots us into creating light for others as well.

In those moments where you feel stuck or discouraged, find another path and keep on moving towards the person you want to become. Make your dreams come true. Be the best possible version of yourself that you can be. And always… Take. Massive. Action.

By Dave Montgomery

Based On The Leading Life Podcast: Episode 27