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	<strong>Daniel Cole</strong></p>
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	JONATHAN Winters once said “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” How often do opportunities slip off people’s hand by taking too much of time planning and analyzing. To be successful, you have to do what successful people do, and successful people are highly action-oriented. The world doesn’t pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do. No matter how much you plan and analyze, something’s will never show up until you start executing.</p>
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	You don’t need to have a “perfect” business plan to start executing your business ideas. Success is a function of taking a conscious approach to time, speed and action. While you are still thinking to, planning to, hoping to, intending to, dreaming to, someone else has taken the bull by the horn and you tend to be envious or jealous when you see someone else successfully executing what you are still thinking about. Truth be told, what you are thinking, someone else within your environment is also thinking the same. What really counts is the speed of execution.</p>
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	I didn’t take a special training or course on writing and publishing when I wrote my book first book “The Science of Success.” However, I browse the internet downloading materials on writing and publishing. I read biographies of great authors such as J.K Rowling, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Brendon Buchard, Harold Kushner, Tim Lahaye, Jack Canfield, to mention a few. I subscribe to newsletters on writing and publishing, participate in webinars, and so I started. I wrote the book, proofread by a professional and it was published. Have received mails and comments from different people around the world on how the book has really helped them. The point is; if you wait for the perfect time or qualification, to do something, you might never get anything done. Perfection never exists. Even practice doesn’t make perfect, practice only makes improvement.</p>
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	Many people refuse to take action in life because they are zealously waiting for the lucky day. It is when preparation meets opportunity we tend to say people are lucky. Nobody get anywhere in life by chance, anybody who succeeds has consciously or unconsciously applied the law of success. Define what you want to become, make a plan and start taking action. Until you give attention to your intentions it will never become a reality. Please know this; One thousand good intentions are not as powerful as one action.</p>
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	I have seen people who keep on writing and rewriting their CV just to make it perfect while the job they intended to apply for has closed up on them. I quite understand the urge to make things look perfect, professional and excellent but you need to admit that sometimes, you can’t be too careful not to make mistakes. Life is not about making things perfect. It is about continuous improvement periodically.</p>
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	Be careful of excessive planning. Planning has its place, but it must be kept in perspective. Most people are familiar with the phrase“Ready, aim, fire!” The problem is that many people spend their whole life aiming and never firing. They are always getting ready, getting it perfect. The quickest way to hit a target is to fi re. See where the bullet landed and then adjust your aim accordingly. If the hit was 2 inches above the target, lower your aim a little. Fire again.</p>
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	It is time to quit waiting for perfection, inspiration, permission, reassurance, someone to change, the right person to come along, the kids to leave home, a more favorable horoscope, the new administration to take over, an absence of risk, someone to discover you, a clear set of instruction, the pain to go away. It’s time to start taking action.</p>
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	Daniel Cole is a published author, international motivational speaker, trainer and entrepreneur.</p>
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	<em>Connect with Daniel Cole Facebook: www.facebook.com/ colekd, Twitter: www.twitter.com/ colanecoleEmail: danielcole@live. com. Cel: 083 745 4090</em></p>
Pathways to Success Series – Take Action

Daniel Cole

JONATHAN Winters once said “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” How often do opportunities slip off people’s hand by taking too much of time planning and analyzing. To be successful, you have to do what successful people do, and successful people are highly action-oriented. The world doesn’t pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do. No matter how much you plan and analyze, something’s will never show up until you start executing.

You don’t need to have a “perfect” business plan to start executing your business ideas. Success is a function of taking a conscious approach to time, speed and action. While you are still thinking to, planning to, hoping to, intending to, dreaming to, someone else has taken the bull by the horn and you tend to be envious or jealous when you see someone else successfully executing what you are still thinking about. Truth be told, what you are thinking, someone else within your environment is also thinking the same. What really counts is the speed of execution.

I didn’t take a special training or course on writing and publishing when I wrote my book first book “The Science of Success.” However, I browse the internet downloading materials on writing and publishing. I read biographies of great authors such as J.K Rowling, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Brendon Buchard, Harold Kushner, Tim Lahaye, Jack Canfield, to mention a few. I subscribe to newsletters on writing and publishing, participate in webinars, and so I started. I wrote the book, proofread by a professional and it was published. Have received mails and comments from different people around the world on how the book has really helped them. The point is; if you wait for the perfect time or qualification, to do something, you might never get anything done. Perfection never exists. Even practice doesn’t make perfect, practice only makes improvement.

Many people refuse to take action in life because they are zealously waiting for the lucky day. It is when preparation meets opportunity we tend to say people are lucky. Nobody get anywhere in life by chance, anybody who succeeds has consciously or unconsciously applied the law of success. Define what you want to become, make a plan and start taking action. Until you give attention to your intentions it will never become a reality. Please know this; One thousand good intentions are not as powerful as one action.

I have seen people who keep on writing and rewriting their CV just to make it perfect while the job they intended to apply for has closed up on them. I quite understand the urge to make things look perfect, professional and excellent but you need to admit that sometimes, you can’t be too careful not to make mistakes. Life is not about making things perfect. It is about continuous improvement periodically.

Be careful of excessive planning. Planning has its place, but it must be kept in perspective. Most people are familiar with the phrase“Ready, aim, fire!” The problem is that many people spend their whole life aiming and never firing. They are always getting ready, getting it perfect. The quickest way to hit a target is to fi re. See where the bullet landed and then adjust your aim accordingly. If the hit was 2 inches above the target, lower your aim a little. Fire again.

It is time to quit waiting for perfection, inspiration, permission, reassurance, someone to change, the right person to come along, the kids to leave home, a more favorable horoscope, the new administration to take over, an absence of risk, someone to discover you, a clear set of instruction, the pain to go away. It’s time to start taking action.

Daniel Cole is a published author, international motivational speaker, trainer and entrepreneur.

Connect with Daniel Cole Facebook: www.facebook.com/ colekd, Twitter: www.twitter.com/ colanecoleEmail: danielcole@live. com. Cel: 083 745 4090

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