Become More Action Oriented Person
This is a wonderful time to be alive. There have never been more possibilities and opportunities for you to become action oriented and achieve more of your goals than ever. In fact, there are so many good things that you can do that your time management skills and ability to decide among them may be the critical determinant of what you accomplish in life.
What makes people less action-oriented?
Lack of motivation
Once you lose your motivation in doing a certain task, you won’t feel the urge to transform it into action. It happens to people who get easily over-excited about one thing and go for a prolonged plan. By the time the plan is completed, they lose every motivation to carry out the plan because they are everyone distracted doing too much planning.
In order to be action-oriented, you need self-confidence. You have to believe in yourself. If an ordinary person can climb up the ladder to success, then I believe of us can, too. In order to climb the ladder, you must be actively involved and must be willing to take the risk.
Being a perfectionist
There is no harm in being a stickler for impeccability, but insisting too much on perfection can lead to waste opportunities in life. Fast feedback loops from your mistakes are more realistic than aiming for perfect performance in one action. People learn from mistakes. If you can learn from the worst times of your life, you’ll be ready to go into the best times of your life.
Getting used to procrastination
Many of us have the habit of leaving the work for the last moment, thinking, “It won’t take much time”, but in reality, you are frantic because you have so much to do in so little time. The end result? Not satisfactory at all! There is no procrastination in action-oriented chores. There’s no need to pressurize yourself when you have ample time.
You want to do something, but there is a lot of confusion racing through your brain: What to do first? Is it the correct path? What if it backfires? How to deal with the consequences? The prime way to overcome analysis paralysis is to differentiate a bigger problem from a smaller one. Prioritise your problems, and act accordingly.
Planning is very important if you want to carry out your action. Without planning, you won’t know the ‘4 W’s and the H’ – What, where, when, why and how. Too much planning will kill your choice for action. There should be a striking balance between planning and acting out. It is because what we think and plan sets a ‘motion’, and it only becomes an ‘action’ once we put it into practice.
‘Motion’ vs ‘Action’
Motion doesn’t necessarily mean action. Motion sets the platform of the task which produces no results on its own. However, action is what will produce an outcome. For example, you want to know a certain recipe of food that you have enjoyed at a friend’s house. Searching on the internet, getting hold of it and saving it for the future, that’s motion. But if you actually buy the ingredients and cook the food, that is an action. To be successful, set your motion to action, because that is how you will reach your desired goal.
Here are 6 tips for you to be more action-oriented in life:
1. Set a limited timeline for planning before acting out
Naturally, you can’t be action-oriented if you don’t know what to do. For this, planning is important. Time management is also valuable too. Therefore, set a limited timeline for planning. Jot down the important things you want to remind yourself before action so that at least you know where you are going. Don’t over plan or over think. It should be more of brainstorming for you.
2. Failure shouldn’t dishearten you
Failure is part of life. If you don’t fail, you can never taste success. You may break down many times when failure runs over you, but never give up on yourself. Learn from the mistakes and try not to repeat it again.
3. Discipline yourself
A person who leads a disciplined life is more action-oriented than those who lazing around. Being lethargic at work is a deadly weapon. You are not only killing valuable time, but you are also wasting opportunities that may come your way if you maintain discipline. Set tasks for yourself and complete them accordingly.
4. Reward yourself
If you successfully complete an assigned project on time, reward yourself. Be it a treat or some shopping, encourage yourself that if you cut down on procrastinating and work harder, you will be rewarded. But, if you complete a task at the eleventh hour, refrain from celebrating. This will transmit a message to your brain to be more action-oriented.
5. Being curious and impatient
If you want to be action-oriented, you have to be the curious cat. Also, being impatient is just fine. If you are curious and impatient to know the outcome, they will push you to be more active. For this, you need to sharpen your curiosity and urgency.
6. Picture yourself to be the person you want to be
Start from the beginning. When you set your goal, picture yourself there. If you want to start a business, visualize yourself as the chief, and slowly work it up there. If you want to be a successful musician, start from scratch, aiming for the ultimate prize that awaits you. Picturing yourself to be the person you want to be will pave the path for you to be an action-oriented individual.