The desire for a wealthy, meaningful and fulfilling life is common. Perhaps we want the same things out of life: good health, positive relationships, a great career and enough money to live up to the standards we want.
While completing the life coaching and NLP courses by Kain Ramsay, he had structured the decision-making steps, as well as the price we pay to succeed in our endeavors, regardless of their nature.
In this article, I would like to share what I have learned and am already putting into practice thanks to Kain’s life coaching and NLP methodologies.
We are often trapped in thoughts that make us see successful people as individuals with special qualities, special gift. However, anyone with an adequate outlook on life would understand that a rewarded life is worth a lot of effort.
There is hardly a person who has gained enough life experience and made the necessary “mistakes” would dispute this fact. Of course, the price of success may not be so worth the effort for each of us, but the important thing here is to understand that it is only important for those who eventually realize that they have achieved what they wanted.
According to Kain, the most valuable gift that effective people have compared to those who simply watch their lives go by is taking action. And so it is. These are the ones who want a life with unlimited possibilities. These are people who dream of achieving great things, creating a successful business, traveling to interesting places. Such people are able to be as generous as they want to be.
I would assume that it is clear what you need to do when you have a desire to achieve something in your life. It is good to remember that desire alone is not enough, nor is decision-making. The most important step is to take systematic actions based on your decisions (if you have really made a decision).
Although obvious, sometimes the obvious is often overlooked.
You have not arrived where you are today without taking any action, and therefore, if you know in your heat and mind where you want to be in the future, taking action is a must.
As Kain claims, the problem with some people is that even if they have the necessary knowledge for something specific, they fail to make the necessary effort behind their knowledge.
“We have often heard that knowledge is power. In fact, knowledge is a force in reserve. It becomes useless if it is not applied in practice, ie. knowledge without practice remains only knowledge in your mind and does not deliver any results. It is completely worn out.
In order to achieve results, we need to contribute our knowledge with the necessary actions in order to achieve the desired results. “(Kain Ramsay)
The formula for achieving results is:
Knowledge + Strategy + Desire to achieve a result = Result
If we put a significant amount of effort behind our knowledge, it would have a faster and even greater effect on our lives.
Although it sounds easy, taking action in most cases is the biggest challenge.
The difficulty comes from having rigid beliefs about what is right for us and for ourselves. Therefore, the beginning of taking action on the decision we have already made is to realize how “comfortable” we begin to feel after adopting new beliefs: new convictions that we believe are right for us at this stage.
Our belief system is behind our behavior and the accomplishments in our life. If we change our beliefs, we will change our behavior. When we change our behavior, we will change the results we achieve. Then, when we change the results, we will change our lives.
There are several reasons that prevent someone from believing. It seems that the most significant factor that prevents people from believing is fear.
On the other hand, it is a well-known fact that courage is needed to succeed. But on the other hand, let us not forget that the presence of courage does not mean the absence of fear, ie. despite the fear, we decide to take action.
Usually the solution to overcoming any fear is simply to do it, despite the fear. The feeling is indescribable as the fear disappears with each subsequent decision we make.
The smallest actions (even those that seem insignificant and trivial) can contribute to our success. Actions are like pictures – more valuable than a thousand words. We may have the best idea and the greatest plan for its realization, but without action we would fail.
On the other hand, a modest idea followed by a less comprehensive plan would often succeed if accompanied by the right actions.
Newton’s principle, which states that “a body at rest will stay at rest until a net external force acts upon it and that a body in motion will remain in motion” definitely includes the principle of action. The moment we take the first step, every next one seems easier.
It is a natural law that if we do nothing, nothing will happen; if we make minimal effort, we will achieve minimal results. On the other hand, if we take bolder action, we will achieve greater results.
The most successful people are aware that the key to success is to take bold steps, to take action. If we want to be successful, we must start from the beginning. Most of the initial steps are small and might even seem insignificant, but they are actually extremely important.
It’s not just the right start that matters. It is important to start somewhere. Simply put, it is important to put into practice the 6-letter word “A-C-T-I-O-N.”
“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.“
~ Dwight Eisenhower
“Doing nothing brings you nothing.”
~ Sean Rachel
Answer the following 7 questions to boost your motivation and take the first few steps towards implementing the decisions you have already made:
1) What decision can I make right away?
2) What goal would I like to achieve?
3) Why do I want to achieve this goal?
4) If I didn’t do anything now, what would happen in the long run?
5) If I take action now, what is likely to happen in the long run?
6) What steps did I take?
7) If I were in the shoes of someone already successful, what would I do?
P.S. Answer these 7 questions and give me a call to discuss them.
Kain Ramsay, The Academy of Modern, Applied Psychology, 2018