Sometimes we have a great idea, but never follow our plan. This can be destructive and cause us to not reap the benefits of our hard work. It is important to move forward and to stop overanalyzing ideas in order to create more success in life.

Have you ever had an idea for a business or an idea for a book? You wrote down your idea; you investigated the idea, and yet, somehow you never put your plan in action.
We can never research an idea until it is foolproof; but at some point, we have to follow our instincts, and go with it.

Putting your plan in action is key to becoming successful in all areas of life. Without action, there is no success. We cannot allow fear to keep us from putting our plan into action.
Don't wait too long. While you are still dreaming about your idea, someone else can put the plan in action. Once I had an idea for a book. discussed it with several friends, and started writing it. Several months later, I was searching on the web and discovered that someone else had written a book on the same subject I was thinking about publishing. Simply put, I was too slow; it took me too long to put the plan into action. While I spent too much time researching, the other person was already publishing.

Has anything similar ever happened to you?

At some point, after we have researched our ideas we must move swiftly to the next level. Otherwise, we can overanalyze to the point of paralyzing our thoughts and we will never achieve success.

This year, resolve to be SWIFT and watch your dreams become realities.

To be successful, put your plan into action by applying these five success principles to be SWIFT(sm) and accomplish your goals:

1. S Set your goal, and See yourself accomplishing your goal. Make sure your goal is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. Give yourself a deadline for when you will accomplish the goal.
Visualizing yourself accomplishing your goal is of utmost importance. Think like an athlete. The greatest athletes in the world use visualization techniques to accomplish extraordinary feats. They constantly visualize exactly what they need to do to make sure they get that winning touchdown, field goal, or home run. Make it a habit to take the time every morning to visualize that you have accomplished your goal.

2. W Write down your ideas, and work your action plan. Commit to work on your plan consistently. Make it a habit to review and sharpen your ideas on a routine basis.

3 I Investigate your ideas/goals thoroughly. With knowledge, you can make informed decisions. This will allow you to move forward with confidence.

4. F Fast Forward and take the steps to move your project ahead. If you are not moving forward at the pace necessary to reach your deadline, get help from experts. Be persistent, and develop a “never give up” mentality.

5. T Take action and move to the next level to reap the benefits of your work. Follow your instincts and launch your plan. Don’t continue to overanalyze. To be successful, you have to be willing to take some risks.

Commit to applying these SWIFT principles and you can succeed in all areas of your life.

Be Committed, Consistent and Persistent and you will achieve success in your life.

©2012 Winifred D. Bragg, MD. All Rights Reserved.

Author's Bio: 

Winifred D. Bragg, MD is a business owner, keynote speaker and author.

She has taught thousands why staying strong and maintaining a strong mental toughness are essential to overcoming adversities. She has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS news television segments.

As a physician, Dr.Bragg has treated thousands of patients with physical pain. She now teaches leaders from various industries how to overcome the growing pains in their personal and professional life.

She delivers powerful messages through teaching the Bragg(sm)Factor. Through this system, Dr.Bragg shares methods on how to achieve your maximum potential.

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