Movement Vs Action

What if I told you there was a common mistake that even smart people like you often make? — in many cases, you may not ever realise it!

Here at OneLife we look at the year as 4 very important quarters (1st 90 days, 2nd 90 days, 3rd 90 days and 4th 90 days) each with a different focus.

Quarter 1 CLEAN UP THE MESS

Quarter 2  CREATE MASSIVE ACTION

Quarter 3 GET INTO PROFIT

Quarter 4 REVIEW AND RENEW

 

Now that Quarter 4 is upon us it is time to Review & Renew our learnings from the year that’s passed.

Last week we revisited clean up the mess! This week it’s all about creating massive action!

So back to that little mistake we were talking about earlier, it has to do with the difference between movement and action. They sound similar, but they’re not the same. So... Here’s the deal…

Movement vs Action: Movement is when you’re busy doing something, but that task will never produce an outcome by itself. Action, on the other hand, is the kind of behaviour that will get you a RESULT.

Here are some examples…

  • If you email 10 new leads for your Isagenix business and start conversations with them, that’s movement. If you actually ask for a YES and they become a client, that’s action.
  • If you search for a clean eating plan and read a new book on wellness, that’s movement. If you actually eat a healthy meal, that’s action.
  • If you go to an open home, that’s movement. If you actually make an offer to buy, that’s action.

Sometimes movement is good because it allows you to prepare, create a clear strategy and learn. Movement alone will never lead to the results you are looking for!

If movement doesn’t bring us an outcome, why do we do it you ask?

Sometimes we do it because we actually do require more learning and planning. More often than not, we get stuck in the movement because of FEAR (oh no, not the ‘F’ word). Movement allows the ego to believe that we are making progress without the fear of the other 'F' word- FAILURE.

So the biggest reason smart people like us slip into the habit of movement rather than taking action: We want to avoid failure.

So, you feel like you're getting things done, but the truth is, you’re just preparing to get something done! Too much preparation leads to procrastination and knowledge without action is useless!

Are you achieving something? Or are you just thinking about it? Are you moving? Or are you taking action?