I’ll never forget a demonstration from a speaker I saw during a Tupperware convention I attended …
The speaker called a lady up on stage and told her to “TRY” to pick up a chair.
The lady easily picked up the chair.
The speaker said “No, no, no – I told you to TRY to pick up the chair.”
The lady looked puzzled – she sort of stood there and just looked at the chair ….
You either take action and DO, or take no action and FAIL
So many of us will say …
- “I’ll try to get around to it”
- “I’ll try to lose weight”
- “I’ll try to save money”
- “I’ll try to clean the house”
- “I’ll try to accomplish my goals”
“Try” is sort of like “Tomorrow” it just sort of never comes.
Sometimes I think we say “I’ll try” because it gives us permission to “Not Take Action” – thus we don’t have to be afraid of failing.
Action is necessary to achieve anything in life.
If you just sat in your living room, thinking – “Gee, I sure would like a glass of water.” You’re just a wishing and a dreaming ….
You need to TAKE ACTION by getting up off the chair and going into your kitchen, taking a glass out of the cupboard, and filling it with water. Then you can enjoy it.
The same rules apply if you want to lose weight, start a business, improve your self-esteem, buy a house …
ANYTHING your want to accomplish…. You need to TAKE ACTION to achieve it.
Otherwise you are just wasting your life away by wishing and dreaming.
Decide right now ONE thing you can do to begin working towards your goal and TAKE ACTION by following through and doing it. Sure, you might not succeed the first time, wipe your self off and do it again – remember PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!