by Che Garman
One of the most important things to do when affirming your desires is to follow through with action. Nothing happens without action. Unfortunately, many of the proponents of the Law of Attraction fail to emphasize this important detail. We can and do attract into our lives what we think about and talk about, but action always speaks louder than words.
Affirming your desires is an important first step. We can use affirmations to define our goals and reinforce our commitment towards them. Positive affirmations can help us believe that our goals are within our reach. But they should also act as catalysts. They should motivate us to action.
Simply affirming and visualizing your desire without taking appropriate action is not going to impress anyone, including the universe. You need to demonstrate your faith and commitment.
An effective way to create affirmations that will propel you into action is to use specific action verbs when writing them. The more you use, the more directed and motivated your life will become. There are obvious verbs that one should include when affirming specific life changes, such as ‘exercise’ for fitness affirmations, and ‘eat’ for health affirmations. But there are also many action verbs that are very helpful in creating and affirming your action plan.
A lengthy list of Action Plan Verbs is provided in our Resources section. Use as many as you can in your goal affirmations and you will find yourself moving forward every day.
Here are some motivating Take Action quotes that might work as reminders:
"Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you’re standing still.” - Maxwell Maltz
"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers
"Imagination without initiative would more properly be called idle daydreaming.” – James Van Fleet
"You can't hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.” – Jim Rohn
"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
"Do something. Whatever you do, it will be better than sitting and hoping things will improve.” – Robert Anthony
"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” – Liz Smith
"Vision without action is a daydream.” – Japanese Proverb
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it.” – Jonathan Winters
"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” – John Ruskin
"What you think determines your outlook on life. What you do determines your destiny.” – Barry Gallagher
"There are many ways of going forward, but there is only one way of standing still.” – Unknown
"Life rewards action.” – Philip McGraw
"Be purposeful. Be patient, and be active! “ – John Assaraf
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus
"A man grows most tired while standing still.” – Chinese Proverb
"It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.” - Vance Havner
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
"If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.” – Zig Ziglar
"Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” - Anthony Robbins
"The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” - W. Clement Stone
"Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Unknown
"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” - Brian Tracy
" Intention without action is useless.” – Caroline Myss