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Taking action when conditions are not perfect April 23, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Fear and Anxiety, Overcoming Fear.
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There are a number of factors that can interfere with the successful implementation of our personal development plans.

One of these is, of course, procrastination.

Despite the hard work we do on our personal growth and our desire to do better, we are all guilty of this in varying degrees.

Two of the main causes of “putting things off” stem from fear and the related tendency of waiting for conditions to be perfect before taking the actions we know are needed.

David J. Schwartz (1) offers some concise advice:

“Action feeds and strengthens confidence; inaction in all forms feeds fear. To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone

“Don’t wait until conditions are perfect. They never will be. Expect future obstacles and difficulties and solve them as they arise.”

(1) The quotations are from his book, The Magic of Thinking Big.


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