Action generates Perfection; Inaction leads to Oblivion

Action with a focus and supported by the combined forces of commitment and intellect is what leads to gradual success in any endeavor. It is the continuation of these actions and total devotion to the goal that leads to perfection.

The steps you take in accomplishing a task, any task, ultimately determine, to quite a great extent, how the result is going to turn out.

So long as you have a crystal clear idea of what you want to achieve, the next best step forward is to take an inventory of your capabilities as also additional demands on your resources that will be needed on the way to accomplishing this goal.

Not only does decisive action help you immensely in the event of a critical reflection, but it also saves you from the ignominy of an extreme reaction to the naysayers’ narrow-mindedness.

No matter how conceited your goal, stay on your course and make sure that your moves, even the smallest ones, are all pointed in the direction of this singular objective.

There is an old Peruvian proverb: "Little by little one walks far." What is evident from this proverb is basically the forceful argument of continuous action. We have all heard the old dictum: “Rome was not built in a day.”

All said and done, we all know that more challenging tasks need a little longer time frame and the demand to accomplish them is always higher than for the simpler ones.

"From small beginnings come great things." Only when you start to move in a given direction, you will be able to get anywhere. These small steps that you take towards your goal, no matter how lofty, will inevitably shorten the distance between yourself and the destination. The closer you get to your destination, the stronger and more committed you will feel.

Most people, unfortunately, live on hope and not just that, they also have a firm conviction that hope alone will take them wherever they have always dreamed of getting.

Why is it that we look around ourselves and find solace in the company of

those people who have resigned themselves to their fate and have forcibly adjusted to the situation that they find themselves in?

These people have a tendency to look down and say thanks for being better off than a million others who don’t even have what they have been bestowed with.

Please don’t take me wrong. I have absolutely nothing against all the people who are relatively happy with what they have, and their desire level has been restricted by their imagination. But does it mean they cannot achieve anything beyond what they already have? Sure they can, with a renewed self-realization and a calculative as well as analytical bent of mind.

Imagine yourself at the head of an organization with a multi-national presence and hundreds of thousands of employees who look towards you for direction. Now compare this same scenario to your own household where you are the head, and all your family members look towards you for guidance.

If you can lead your family and take care of its general well-being, then what deters you from taking care of your own multi-national organization and drive the same to success day in and day out?

It is a well-known fact that wise people think before they act whereas fools act before they think. What makes the difference herein is the fact that one person responds with sound logic and the other acts without.

As a matter of fact, most people even forget to act when the time comes and are left out of the race because they never thought they could be called upon to serve in a particular way at a given time.

They are seldom ready when the time comes and are thus left out of the race. If only these individuals had taken note of different things happening in their own life cycle and anticipated further demands on their decision-making skills, they would have been better prepared for necessary action when the time came to act.

To keep your lifestyle in perfect synchronization with your life, you need to make the necessary amends and work on things that are the most important for the long term. Start preparing today for a better tomorrow. If you didn’t, you would be left out of the race.

What can be a more effective warning than the fact that the tomorrow you have always been dreaming about is less than 24 hours away? It is these 24 hours in which you have to do what all you had been thinking of doing to secure your tomorrow. If you did not do it now, you would never get the chance to do it again, period.

Have you ever had the chance to see the gears of a machine, any machine, in motion? We do get to experience this exercise in various exhibitions, and trade shows the world over where companies bring out their technology for public view and in many cases, they have complete gearboxes of different machines encased in glass.

There is always a jumble of gears, same as in olden days’ wristwatches. There is one big gear surrounded by numerous smaller ones who all move as a reaction to the movement of the largest gear. This most massive gear is the first gear or primary gear that takes the maximum amount of efforts to move.

The maximum amount of energy is exerted in making the first gear move because it has to expand part of its generated power in supporting the smaller gears. The top gear is always the smallest because it gets its strength from so many complementary gears and has built itself a lot of momentum.

The same way, in our own life, we have to expand the maximum amount of energy in taking those steps that we need to make to get far. The farther you aspire to go, stronger the machinery needs to be.

Robust machinery needs strong enough gears. The exact same thing applies to our own lives as well. The only difference is that these gears are nothing but the cumulative effect of all the right actions we take to generate the necessary energy for making the primary gear move.

Once you have the toughest challenge met, it will get more comfortable for you to take advantage of the existing motion and keep going at it in a more focused fashion.

Brave soldiers win battles because they keep preparing even when at peace.

They keep working on their fighting skills and their weapons well oiled. They know that when called upon to fight, they will not have the time to prepare.

They are always in a state of complete preparedness. They practice even when they do not need to, not because there is nothing else to do but because fighting in winning wars is all that they want to do. They are prepared, and that’s what makes them fight to win.

All their preparedness can be summed up in one simple word – ACTION. The best performers act when they don’t need to so that they can perform when the time comes. It is a well-known fact that it is the overall preparedness of the soldiers that dictate the outcome of any battle rather than the number of soldiers deployed.

These well-prepared soldiers can withstand the loftiest challenge due to the actions they took when everybody else was relaxing. These soldiers are being guided from behind the scenes by capable and experienced generals who know aggression before it knocks on their doors.

They can determine the required action expected of their ranks beforehand and devise an appropriate strategy for all to follow.

If these generals had also set themselves into the peace mode and forgotten that negative forces are working behind the scenes to bring them down, how would you ever expect their troops to stand up and grapple with the enemy in unison?

It is their prior action, in preparation for the worst that saves the country an immeasurable amount of hardship and public tragedy.

ACTIONS you take in everyday life, contribute in a big way towards you and your family’s financial as well as social status. It could relate to saving a part of your income for a rainy day or helping your kids decide on their choice of University courses.

You may need to choose which car you want to drive or the locality where you would want to live with your family. Similarly, there could be hundreds of other challenges you need to meet in a day's work. These are all the actions that contribute in a big way towards you and your family’s financial as well as social status.

No matter how you look at life, there will always be newer demands created on your time as well as on your resources. What remains to be seen is how you address these demands and what you do in advance to prepare for the same before they become a challenge.

What it all boils down to is the action that you take now, which will determine how you are going to face a situation tomorrow.


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