Are you one of the many that get “paralysis by analysis”? Do you spend considerably more time sitting around planning rather than doing? Do you delay progress while over-thinking a problem or, worse yet, imagining every conceivable negative contingency? I believe that many like the “idea” of being a winner, but when it comes to actually doing what it takes to be one, they get so wrapped up in unimportant details that they end up like a dog chasing its own tail.

I believe in taking a stand, having a game plan, and following it. It’s important to be organized, and well planned for efficiency. Yes, it’s important to anticipate problems, but successful people just get it done…period! Sometimes winners experience setbacks, as big as yours or mine, but they are always moving forward, even if it’s only inch by inch.

Make the decision to change your current status or situation, it only takes seconds! And be mindful of how you use your time; it’s precious. Newton’s first law of motion states: In the absence of force, a body is either at rest or moves in a straight line with constant speed. In layman’s terms: A body in motion tends to remain in motion; a body at rest tends to remain at rest.

Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and dive right in…take a step, even if it’s a baby step. Pick up the phone and dial a number, send an email, deliver that application, call a meeting, confront the person holding back your project. Act with intention and see how your results begin to pile up. There are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds a minute. That’s 84,400 seconds in a day!! Winners, real winners, don’t waste a single one.

Author's Bio: 

Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur. James J. Maioho is COO of and highly sought mentor, coach and strategist. Each of us can become the best possible versions of ourselves.