The Mistake Smart People Make: Being In Motion vs. Taking Action - Deepstash
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Turning motion into action

Turning motion into action

  • Set a schedule for your actions: For on–going goals and lifestyle changes, this works approach. Set a schedule for your actions and stick to it.
  • Pick a date to shift you from motion to action: for tjhings that only happen once and that need planning upfront (releasing a new book, launching a new product, taking a big exam etc.)

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Motion vs. Action

Motion vs. Action

When you’re in motion, you’re planning and strategizing and learning. Those are all good things, but they don’t produce a result. Action, on the other hand, is the type of behavior that will deliver an outcome.

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Motion and the illusion of  progress

Motion and the illusion of progress

Motion is a form of procrastination. It's easy to be in motion and convince yourself that you're still making moving forward and making progress. You think, “I’ve got conversations going with four potential clients right now. This is good. We’re moving in the right direction.” Or, “I brainstormed some ideas for that book I want to write. This is coming together.”  

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<i>"Never mistake activity for...

"Never mistake activity for achievement."
—John Wooden

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