A few weeks ago I read an article on a concept called "massive daily action". I don't remember the source, but the idea has been running through my mind constantly since I heard about it.
Basically, the idea is that if you take enough steps each and every day, any goal is reachable.
Notice it doesn't say anything about the following:
It is all about taking action. Not that some of the above can't help. But while a good plan gives you a roadmap, the plan itself doesn't get you to your goal. And resting when you are tired might give you the energy you need to put in a good effort, you won't be making any progress towards your goal while you rest. And of course prayer is a big part of many people's spiritual lives, and is a worthwhile action in itself, and can bring you lots of peace of mind and goodwill. But prayer won't bring a big pile of money to your doorstep.
So, what are some examples of massive daily action?
Here's one - this blog. I decided that I would write one post every other day (I know, that's not "daily" but I do other things for my business on the off days) in order to help this blog reach more people, and hopefully help my business grow.
Here are some more:
- If you own a service business, how about putting up 5 or 10 flyers every day for a week.
- If you or disorganized and miss payments, how about buying a small file cabinet or organizer and creating a new folder for each bill every day until you have them all in one place.
- If you have no emergency fund, how about putting your spare change and cash into an envelope every day, and depositing into a savings account once a week.
- If you have trouble saving money, how about setting up some type of automatic deposit into a savings, checking, or investment account. Even $10 a week adds up, and over the course of the year will save you more than $500!
- If you are overwhelmed by debt, how about eliminating one expense every day for a month - think of how much money you can save in 30 days!
Your goals could certainly be much more specific. And they can help you work towards any goal, not just financial ones.
Here's another example to show you how powerful massive daily action could become. Let's say you are job hunting - you could send out at least one resume every day for an entire month. I know finding a job these days is tough, so maybe you can't find enough jobs in the newspaper or online. So then why not visit one business and drop off your resume in person. Even if they don't have any jobs posted. Who knows? Maybe you will get lucky. Or maybe you'll meet someone in your travels who will help you find a job. Or will become a friend.
Massive daily action.
What does it mean to you? To me it means taking my action to an entirely new level. I've always worked hard. But I'm usually more of a planner and a thinker than a doer (or do-er, not sure which is correct).
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