Taking action

On my travels around the net, I’ve run into a Chinese proverb I really like:

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago or today

Which basically boils down to “get up and take action”. See sitting around waiting for somebody else to come and rescue you, isn’t going to cut it. Taking charge and acting on your dreams on the other hand, is a great way to put yourself in a position to be successful.

It’ll also put you in a position to run headfirst into an obstacle, but making mistakePuzzled-by-Taking-Actions is a natural part of getting better at something.

Also, problems very rarely go away by themselves, so instead of worrying, you might as well get up and do something about it. The sooner you act, the faster you’ll be back on your couch enjoying life with one stressful element less.

So while everybody else sits at home waiting for good things to happen, you’ll be outthere making them happen. Not only will it lead to good things actually happening, but it’ll also lead to a sense of fulfillment when you harvest the fruit of your labors. Yay!

You don’t have to start with the world – baby steps will get you there eventually. Maybe organize your socks today, get started on a daily stretching routine, go out and do some cardio or start being nice to random people. Whatever floats your boat, just go out and do it!