The Simple Key to Achieving Your Goals Fast

When you set a goal for yourself, there’s only one thing that’s going to drive you forward toward it: action. Without action, you make no progress. Talking about the goal and contemplating it, although not necessarily bad things, isn’t what moves you forward.

The key to achieving your goals fast is to take decisive action. That is, once you have determined what must be done, it’s no longer time to wait and contemplate the tasks at hand. It’s time to get moving. You can’t afford to procrastinate, neither can you afford to be inconsistent (i.e., start and stop continuously). You must take action consistently.

Staying in a frame of mind that is conducive to effective action isn’t always easy. Many things rise against you in that regard. For instance, when you experience setbacks and when you face challenges, you can be easily tempted to stop moving forward.

At times, you have to slow down and make pit stops so that you can regroup and recharge; rest is a necessary part of the execution phase of your goal. It’s the cycle of life. You work, then rest, and then work again, and so on. You take a few steps back to take more steps forward (faster). The point is: take massive, consistent action, but not neglect proper rest.

When you keep rest and work in their proper balance—whatever that balance is for you—you get more done quickly. The law of diminishing returns implies that, beyond a certain point, your efforts become counterproductive: your effectiveness decreases.

You need just enough action and just enough rest to achieve maximum results. Work too little and your results are not what they should be, for lack of activity. Work too much and your progress starts to suffer, for lack of energy.

You take action to move forward. You rest to build energy, to get back into gear: take more decisive action.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.