Taking Action Towards Your Goals
Have you ever had an idea that you knew would make your life so much more fulfilling? But when it came to taking action, you started realizing that this 'dream' was never going to happen. Before you knew it, you talked yourself out of taking even the tiniest first step, because you were doubtful that it will amount to anything. Just like that, you threw away any possibility of a better tomorrow.
I've done this over and over again, and I said no more. That's why I picked up The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, though at first skeptically, when my friend Mark Hayes recommended it to me a couple of months ago. It's been a roller coaster of a journey. I haven't done every single assignment exactly the way I was supposed to. But still, I've gotten a lot of motivation out of it. I think that's the main point of this book- to keep prodding you along so that you can inch closer towards your goals.
So if you're doing the workbook version with me, let's start taking some actions toward our future success! :)
Chapter 7 is titled "Take Action!" and presents two different types of actions - obvious and inspired. Ordinary people (like myself) hesitate before charging towards a goal at full speed. I fear failure, but this book says it's exactly what you need to do to get to where you want to be.
I thought back to all of the different types of videos I've made since starting Kimbop TV in 2018:
* LinkedIn videos with media coaching tips for professionals
* Travel Vlogs from Hawaii, New York, Spain, etc.
* Facebook Lives
* COVID-19 Series
* Domestic Violence Awareness & Empowerment Series
I got into the habit of taking action immediately when I developed an idea, so that I didn't have time to hesitate or back out. I just started creating and sharing. Many of these ideas only lasted a season, but regardless, they helped me to grow into a more versatile storyteller.
When I think about my big goals - speaking at conferences around the world, publishing a book, reaching 10,000 Korean-American DV Survivors, etc. I get overwhelmed and start shrinking back. The book suggests to chunk it down into smaller more manageable tasks. One at a time. This requires a lot of patience, which I don't have a lot of. But I'm working on it!
I have a business counselor named Mariko, and she's already told me a lot of what this chapter covers. She had me mind mapping last year to get a better idea of what I truly enjoy and what I want to focus my time on. The book prompts you to list top 5 priority actions that are important for achieving your goals.
This chapter was reaffirming a lot of actions I've already set in motion since last summer, so I felt like I'm continuing down the right path. :)