The thing you need to consider as you review your actions, daily, weekly and monthly, is whether they are delivering the desired results. Planning is important, but unless you are ensuring that you are taking the right actions every day, they remain just words on a piece of paper. Assess your progress as often as possible to ensure that your actions are delivering the desired results. Follow a simple cycle of “Plan, Do, Review and then if necessary Improve the actions you are taking”. To succeed, all you need to do is to keep repeating this cycle, until you achieve the results you desire.

Trust Yourself
Your own internal measurements are always the most crucial, when it comes to assessing how you are doing, but to remain focused and get the full picture, you will also need to look beyond yourself and seek external feedback from your environment and the people around you, as you take action daily and progress towards achieving your goals. The challenge when looking for feedback from the people around you is to choose the people, who will offer you feedback, very carefully. The people you choose must always have your best interests at heart and be interested in seeing you succeed.

You will not get reliable feedback from fair weather friends, competitive peers, or anyone who does not want to see you succeed or who does not have your best interests at heart. Make sure the people you select to assist you and offer feedback are in your camp, but at the same time are objective and honest. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by people who are jealous of your newfound success. Only pay attention to feedback from people who are on a similar path to you and who have similar goals to your own and who are actively working daily to achieve their own goals.

Take Goal Specific Action Daily
The secret to invite your vision into your future and to turn it into reality is hidden behind a really dirty four letter word. That four letter word is called “WORK”. When you commit to work tirelessly and you consistently take inspired goal specific action daily, you become unstoppable. Daily action empowers you to convert any vision you hold, into reality and is the pathway towards any success that you desire.

To illustrate the importance of taking action, I often hold up a R 100-00 note during my presentations and ask if anyone wants the money. People all over the room raise their hand and gesticulate furiously, shouting that they want the money. I keep holding the money and keep repeating the question, until someone, realises the purpose of the exercise and gets of their “ASS” and runs up to collect the money. I then ask this simple question “What did the person, who now has the money do that no-one else in the room, did? They took action. That is exactly what you need to do if you want to succeed at anything in your life. Simply take inspired goal specific action daily and everything becomes possible for you. Your commitment to take goal specific action daily is the one thing, which separates the dreamer from the achiever and the wishful from the wealthy.

I often see people with equal talent and capabilities, with similar aspirations and hope, yet they achieve very different results. How can this be possible? The answer is simple, one of them commits to take action daily and the other remains only a dreamer.

Your commitment to take action is the great separator
I am sure that you are like most people out there, who see opportunities, you have wonderful ideas, dreams and aspirations, which you know you, should take action to effectively utilise, but you remain trapped in a place where you do nothing, because you doubt yourself or you are afraid. I am here to tell you that, tackling a new project or goal is daunting and will pull you out of your comfort zone, but the rewards, which flow to you as a result of consistent inspired goal specific daily action, are well worth the discomfort and effort.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Horton is one of South Africa's top sales training experts. He will support, uplift and inspire sales professionals to explore the limits of their potential and awaken the sales giants, which resides within all of them. His sales training presentation is aimed at inspiring sales professionals, helping them to become re-energised and eager to achieve their sales targets. The sales tools and powerful tried and tested practical sales techniques, they will be introduced to during his presentation, will help any sales professional to immediately up their game and to become a real sales giant, within their markets. Visit my website at