Quick! Answer this riddle: Three frogs are sitting on a lily pad. One decides to jump off. How many frogs remain on the lily pad?
If you said three, you are right.
Deciding to jump off and actually doing it are two completely different things. To achieve success, you have to take action and do something different. There is a huge disparity between those who take the initiative to do something that will lead to progress and those who are content with the status quo.
You may have all the talent in the world, but you will not generate any forward movement until you decide to convert your ability into action. It has often been said that people can be divided into three categories: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. Successful people make things happen by taking action, and they are not satisfied with less than their best. To be a winning race car driver, you must first start the engine. To win a gold medal in the men’s downhill, you must first take to the slopes and learn to ski. The distance between intent and action is beyond measure.
Consider how you approach your own life. Do you have good intentions but don’t follow through? Or are you taking action and pursuing whatever dream you have? I encourage you to choose to do something…anything….that will head you toward that dream.
Want to have a better tomorrow? Take action today!