Friday Fodder – Action

Once upon a time…

There were five little green frogs sitting on a lily pad, catching some most delicious bugs. Yum-Yum. One little green frog decided to jump off. How many frogs do you think are left?

If your answer is “four”, you can thank your primary school maths teacher for your excellent mathematical ability. Unfortunately, this is not a test of your subtraction skills. It’s a life problem.

The correct answer is “five”. Yes, all five little green frogs are still sitting there on the lily pad. That one thoughtful frog made the decision to jump, but hasn’t yet executed.

Just then, a giant hungry crocodile burst out of the pond and snapped up all five frogs! Yum-Yum.

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes,

stop thinking and go in.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

Moral of the Story:

Life is not a spectator sport; it is indeed a contact sport and there are no practice sessions. You’ve been in the game from day one. The journey starts with a single step, not by thinking about taking that step. Be the frog who not only decides to jump off the lily pad but actually jumps. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. The minute you hesitate you are in trouble. Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

“My father taught me that you can read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but with action.”

― Shannon Alder

Affirmation: I am ready for bold adventures.

My fears are dissolving. I am ready for whatever today brings. Today, I take action. I am filled with endless possibilities. Every action I take moves me closer to my goals. I act purposefully and take action. I am always learning, growing. I have the power to change my life. I am worthy. ​Now is the perfect time to start moving towards my goals. ​My plans succeed because I take action. Taking action is changing me for the better. I am creating a life of passion and purpose. I am prosperous in every area because I take action. I am inspired to take action everyday. Taking action is making me rich. As I work hard, my action drives success. I trust myself and my actions. I know my priorities and I act on them. All my actions are in perfect harmony with my purpose. With confidence and courage I take action every day.

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.”

― Alfred Adler


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