Why Action Isn’t the Key to Your Success

“Taking action without inspiration is like making toast but forgetting to plug in the toaster.” -Unknown

When it comes to being a successful entrepreneur, it can be soooooooo easy to get caught up in the action part.  How often do you wake up in the morning and immediately think about your “to-do” list?  How many days go by that are completely dedicated to doing, doing, doing?

And whos to blame you?  There are books written about the action plan.  Thousands of workshops are held each year on the action part of success in business and entrepreneurship.  We make heroes of people who work hard for their success. Action and plans are what most entrepreneurs have the majority of their focus on.

Want to know a truth that is going to sound a little “cray-cray”? Action is the least important part when it comes to realizing your success in entrepreneurship.  In front of action there are 2 things that will guarantee your success.  There is such little action in these 2 things, that most people will look at them and believe they are impotent without action.  They are not.  In fact, if you get them right, they will lead to inspired action.  They are the catalyst to effortless action.

The 2 things that will guarantee your success (that most overlook) are:

1. Desire

… combined with …

2. Positive Expectation

Yes, its that simple.  If you can be aware of your desire and have pure positive expectation of it coming to you on its own timeline, you WILL realize it.  Another way to say this is if you can identify your desires and then “tune” to them even when you are facing the absence of your desires, they WILL come to you. It is law.

Whether your desire is a pipeline of the most amazing clients, or 50 bookings that net you over $5,000 in commission each during a 12 month period, or 3 large destination weddings with brides you love working…if you have pure positive expectation of that desire, it will come. If you can “tune” to your desire by spending more time focusing on what you want and why you want it, you will realize it. Without a doubt.

What gets most of us down however, is that we get caught up in the how or when.  The moment we think about the “how,” we usually introduce resistance and the positive expectation dissipates.  The moment we think about the “how,” without realizing it, we put our attention on the absence of what is wanted. We look at the current conditions, and bring the awareness of what’s missing to our attention and allow the existing conditions to contradict the positive expectation.

If you can break your habits of resistance – whether it comes up when looking back, looking at what is, attempting to figure out the “how” or complaining, you CAN and will have positive expectation of your desire.  Practice the pure positive expectation of your desires for a little while – like 30 days – and your success in that desire is guaranteed.

This article is short.  That’s on purpose.  The concept is simple.  It doesn’t need further explanation to complicate it.  Now go identify your biggest desires in your business and “tune” to them daily and enjoy the unfolding.