Start 2011 off Right by Taking Action


We’ve all got dreams of a better life. For most us that means getting better with our finances, starting a business, or learning to manage our time better. Although it’s great to have dreams, they’re only the blueprint and without work and action, blueprints never turn into real objects.

With the new year coming up soon and the holiday season upon us many of us are looking towards a new year with excitement and possibility. You may be setting your resolutions and goals for the upcoming year, but as much as you plan, the only thing that will matter in 2011 is whether or not you act.

Will 2011 be the year where you try some of your ideas, where you test and challenge yourself? Will you break out of your mold and attempt to do things you’ve never done before? Will you create your own business, purchase an investment property, or begin managing your money more effectively? Or will you go into credit card debt, do poorly at your job, and put off retirement investing for yet another year. The choice is directly yours, and your actions will decide the outcome.

If you don’t start now, when will you?

The time for action is now. Don’t put things off for another week, or month, or year. If you’ve got an idea and you truly think it’s something that could make you successful, what’s holding you back?

Fears of failure, fear of success, or what others think are only existent in your mind. We all start out not knowing anything, but we don’t all end at the same spot.

“If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.”
Tom Krause

Use 2011 as a year of growing, learning, taking on new challenges, and exploring the many things you didn’t dare to in the past. Make 2011 a year worth remembering.

Chris Akins

It has always amazed me when people I know to be intelligent and ambitious lament about how long it may take to achieve an ambition, and use it as an excuse to further delay starting.

Of course, the longer you put of starting, the longer it takes to realize the achievement.

.-= Chris Akins´s last blog ..When inspiration strikes =-.

Clay Ivy

Nice work Ryan. We should not only start business and go with ideas. We should also start saving as soon as possible. Savings is what gives us freedom to do what we want.

Investing Newbie
One of my favorite quotes from Will Smith deals with resolutions: “I don’t make New Years’ resolutions. Why wait for a specific day to make a change when I can make that change today.” I agree with that. If you feel that you should make a change, the time for that change should be now, and not because its a new year. Also, change takes a while to stick. The more you delay it, the tougher it will be to actually start making those changes, second nature. It’s best to bite the bullet now and start reaping the benefits. .-=… Read more »

Its all about taking action. Action eliminates fear. Fear is only created from procrastination. End fear by taking action. Great post Ryan.

Get Happy Life

Definitely! Taking action is the key – I have plenty of goals for 2011, and asked my friends to be my goal buddies so that I can stick to the plans
.-= Get Happy Life´s last blog ..5 Ways to Avoid Hurry =-.

Rhonda Swan

Great article. If we want different results, we must do something different.