Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Absolute Truth: You Must Take Action!

How many of us know incredibly bright and talented people who, despite their luminescence and skills, seem to languish and stagnate? They continue to squander their essence on things that do not help them. They sit idly by and when pushed, push back with excuses and external blame:

"I'm doing the best I can, but I don't feel good, I'm always tired, ______________(fill in the "wahhh!" here)"

"I would have done ________, but they didn't call me back!"

"You don't understand how hard it is!"

Now...stop...and reflect....has this been you? I know it has been me in the past....

So...what do we do about that? We do the only thing we can do that will move us past this stagnant and fetid place...take action! If you continue to wallow, you will continue to wallow!

Get up and do a book, make a plan and execute it, set goals that inspire you, play games with your children to become closer to their energy and their life force, surround yourself with beauty in small ways, have a conversation with God and ask for guidance, do something totally out of character just to see what it feels like (safely, now!).


I promise you that as you begin to act, you will find more energy and purpose and you will begin to become prone to action. it will take time, but you will see the results if you continue to act.

In this down economy so many people have lost heart at the hands of others without realizing maybe it is time for them to act on their own behalf, instead of expecting to be taken care of. The one person who has your best interest at heart is you!

I didn't say it would be easy, but most things that are worth having do not come easy. In fact, it is the desire for the quick and easy solution that drives so many to complacency. Too few realize that when the acceptable minimum becomes your chosen maximum, the product of your life is mediocrity.

Don't be mediocre! Choose to be more and take action to get there.


Anonymous said...

Self-actualization, conception, and realization of the self are far more rewarding and on a much higher plateau than just "doing something". Chandogya Upanishad wrote "The self which is free from evil, free from old age, free from death, free from grief, free from hunger and thirst, whose desire is the real, whose thought is the real, he should be sought, him one should desire to understand. He who has found out and who understands that self, he obtains all worlds and all desires." Peace is found in knowing...not in doing

Joe Pollhein, Sr. said...

While, as you say "Self-actualization, conception, and realization of the self are far more rewarding and on a much higher plateau than just "doing something", they are also all located at the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. As such, if I am starving, naked, without a roof over my head, and can't breathe, I will probably find it difficult, nee impossible to "Self Actualize." Your concepts in the ethereal are admirable. In this real world we live in, they are only realized once we take action to improve our situations, not just "sit and meditate" on how our lives could be better.