I’ve always considered myself a “thinker.”

Someone who spends more time in their head, and honestly, I tend to think I’m smarter than a lot of people.

I’ve spent a good chunk of my life reading, learning, studying…

Learning the habits and the thoughts of successful people.

I enjoyed hearing people say “You’re always reading.” They acknowledged something I wanted to identify as and it fed my ego.

I thought that constantly reading about success, was going to bring me success.

Boy, was I wrong.

Do I recommend skipping reading about success? Far from it.

Here’s what I do recommend though: Take action on what you’re reading.

And try it at least 3 times.

Whatever it is.

Action is king, and always will be.

Why?

It’s the only measurement we have.

You can’t measure success by thinking.

You can only measure success by actions taken.

You could be the smartest person in the world, but if you don’t do anything with it, then you’re as dumb as the guy who doesn’t know much about anything.

You need to take action and you need to do it now.

Not tomorrow.

Not next week.

Now.

You’re losing time by thinking about things.

I spent 8 years in thought mode.

You know what it got me?

Groundhog day over and over again for 8 years at a job that I didn’t enjoy and where I wasn’t going anywhere.

You know what action has got me in the last 6 months?

This blog, the beginning chapters of a book, the outline of a new audio program and the early sketches of a program that’s going to be a game changer for those trying to make a major change in their life.

Without action, you won’t have anything.

And every day you spend not taking action is a day that you don’t get back.

Life is short. Don’t spend it in your head.

Spend it going after what you want.

Want to start a business but don’t know how? Read a little, then try a lot.

“But I don’t know what I’m doing!”

Does ANYBODY really know what they’re doing?

I’ll give ya a little hint…

Everybody is trying to do the best with what they know.

Nobody succeeds every time they try something new.

But the ones who are successful kept at it until they got good at it.

So, just because you’re not doing something well right out of the gate, doesn’t mean you should quit.

You just need to keep doing it. Keep taking action.

The more action you take, the more you’ll learn.

I’ve learned plenty from books, but I’ve learned just as much from the action I’ve taken.

Is it scary at first?

Yes.

But once you get in the mode of constantly doing it, it’ll become normal and you won’t think of it.

So I need you to promise me something.

I need you to promise me that as soon as you’re done reading this post, you will take action on something you’ve wanted to do.

Buy the program. Do the exercises. Go to the gym. Start writing. Talk to that person. Make the call you’ve been meaning to make.

Whatever it is. Do it. Then do some more.

Don’t stop. And you’ll build momentum and start changing your life.

 

Entertain. Educate. Motivate.

-JD

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