It’s only when I’m writing, I feel like I can write better. It’s only when I’m running, I feel like I can run better. It’s only when I’m playing, I feel like I can play better.
If you’re static, you can’t move ahead in terms of your goal.
I have suffered from this for a long time. I would watch videos, listen to podcasts, read books, but never take action. And even the simplest task would feel overwhelming.
You need to take action if you want to figure out how far you have to go. Taking action allows you to compare your achievements with others professionals.
For example, I’ve recently started running. It was very difficult for me to figure out how I was progressing overtime. So I downloaded RunKeeper and started tracking my runs.
Since I started tracking my runs, I know how often I need to train to achieve my desired goal.
Without action, you simply feel like a loser. It’s because you won’t have any experience under your belt to figure out if the goal is attainable or not. If you track your runs, you don’t have to freak out if you want to run 5k. You’ll know it yourself.
If I wasn’t writing these daily blog posts, I wouldn’t know if I would be able to write or not. But since I’m writing everyday without difficulty, I know I can.
So, I can progress overtime.
What have you been reading, watching, listening and not taking action upon? Just stop consuming and start taking action.
Action is the first step to achieve your goal.