Weekday Wisdom Episode 88
Are you acting on your ideas? That’s the only way they are going to “manifest”! You have to take action to make things happen.
Today I’m going to talk about this quote from Don Miguel Ruiz:
“Without action upon an idea,
there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.”
There was a problem I had with the book The Secret and that was that it encouraged you to just sort of wish positively and have everything come to you.
But that’s not how it works.
God helps those who help themselves, which means when you have an idea, you can’t just positively wish it into existence. You need to be taking steps toward making it a reality. Then opportunities come to you to make it real. Then God sends his angels to help you. Then things start to manifest.
There is no manifestation without action.
So you have an idea? What can you do today that will bring you a little bit closer toward the realization of that idea? Take action today!
How I Take Action
For example, way back in 2010, I had an idea for a book: Public Speaking Super Powers. And I started taking action toward creating it. I developed the idea. I recruited a bunch of people to interview to flesh out that idea and bring expertise beyond my own to the book. And then, slowly but surely, I kept moving forward.
Yes, there were lots of obstacles. This book took way longer to come to the point where it is now than I had originally thought it would. But, as of this weekend, I am so close and it’s because I have been taking action toward this book every week, month, year. Not every day. Life happens. But I’ve been continuously making progress toward it.
Some of the things that have really accelerated it is I took bigger steps. For example, I hired a coach to help me get it published. I invested in transcription services that made it move forward. And I have been investing a lot of time. My poor, poor, suffering husband really misses me because I’ve been so intensely working on this book. But, I am happy to say, that it will probably be going to the editor — the draft that’s editor ready is really, really close. I should have it done within the next week or two — And it’s all because I had an idea and I took action toward it.
So what idea is rattling around your brain that you can start taking actions toward today? Let me know in a comment below! Maybe I can help you. Maybe I can encourage you. Maybe someone else watching the video below will have some ideas to help you move forward.
Here’s your first action step. Go to the comment area below. Declare your idea. And if you know what your first step is beyond declaring it, let us know that, too. And everyone who watches this video, read the comments below and encourage your fellow idea manifestors! We’re all in this together.
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Don’t box yourself in.
Spread your wings and fly.
Because you — yes you — are capable of more than you know.
Especially if you put your ideas into action.