5 Things That Hold Us Back from Taking Action

When it comes to taking action, you may find that it is easy to think and plan. But, when it comes to taking action, you aren’t sure which direction to start. This could be because something is holding you back. Below are 5 of the most common things that are holding you back from taking action. 

You Are Afraid

The first reason that people don’t take action in their life is that they are afraid. Whether that is fear of failure or fear of making mistakes, it is restricting and often keeps the person from taking any action in their life. It would be best if you overcame your fears to remedy this, and sooner rather than later. 

You Are Waiting For Perfect Conditions

The truth is that the time will never be right for anything you may have planned in life, and you need to accept that now. Waiting for the perfect conditions to take action is like waiting for a mountain to move—it could happen, but it is highly unlikely and may take thousands of years. Instead, you need to know there is no time like the present and go for it now. 

You Compare Yourself To Others

Are you constantly looking at how others accomplish things, thinking that you couldn’t possibly get to where they are? When you compare yourself to others like this, you are downplaying your journey in life and forgetting that you are unique. This can make you feel bad about yourself and prevent you from taking the actions you need.


If you are constantly procrastinating, this is a definite sign that you are not taking action. Procrastination can be anything from excuses as to why you can’t start to distractions that seem to arise whenever you go to take action. Dig deep to discover why you are procrastinating, and it will stop holding you back from taking action. 

You Don’t Know How To Begin

The final thing that could be holding you back from taking action is that you aren’t sure where to start. The good news is, this reason is easily remedied by writing out your goals and breaking them down into steps. Once you have written down the steps, you will see what small actions you can take to get started. 

If you are having trouble taking action in your life, one of the above reasons is likely the cause. So take the time to analyze why you aren’t taking action in your life, eliminate the reason, and you will find that taking action isn’t as hard as you thought it was. 

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3 Secrets to Help You Take Action Now

Some people are just better at taking action than others. At least, that’s how it can often seem when you want to take action but can’t figure out how you should go about it. The truth is, you can transform yourself from a thinker to a doer using the following three secrets. 

Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time

The most apparent difference between a thinker and someone who is a doer is that doers don’t worry about waiting for the perfect time. This is because perfection is a myth. There is no such thing as the ideal time. You will always have a full schedule; you will always have other things to do. It is time to accept that there is no time like the present for whatever you wish to accomplish. So stop waiting, and start doing instead. 

Write Your Plan Down

Many people don’t take action now because they aren’t sure where to start. If your plan is quite large, like a career change, it can be challenging to know exactly where to start. What helps with this is to sit down and make an outline of your plan or goal. Break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Then, start with the first effortless piece that you can do. For the career example listed above, the first step would be to update your resume to apply for new jobs. Seems much more approachable than just thinking you want a new career, right?

Overcome Your Fear

Are you afraid to take action now because you don’t think you will be successful? Or maybe you are scared that you will make mistakes along the way? You aren’t alone. Most people who aren’t doers don’t take action because they are afraid of what could happen. Either way, it’s time to overcome these fears so that you can take action now. And the best way to do this is by recognizing that you are human and that making mistakes is part of life. Don’t worry about thinking you may fail; this is okay too. Remember that all successful people have had failures too. This doesn’t mean they didn’t eventually achieve their dreams! 

Taking action now can seem like a tall order, but when you have these three secrets up your sleeve, you may find that taking action is easier than you initially thought. So if you have big plans for your life, don’t sit around waiting for them to happen on their own. Take action today and make your dream a reality. 


3 Lessons You Can Only Learn by Trying Something

Trying new things can be one of the scariest and most rewarding experiences of your life. Sometimes, when you face a new experience, the fear can win and keep you from trying the new thing. It would be best if you didn’t let this happen, though, because there are several lessons you can only learn from trying something new. 

How To Be Independent

Think about your life. At one point or another, you had to try something new. Several of these experiences are what led to you being independent at some point in your life. So if you never try anything new in your life and never resolve to step out of your comfort zone, you will never learn to be independent. You also never know when you may find something that you love to do on your own!

How To Move On From Failure

Failure is unfortunately very common in life, and at some point, you will probably face it. When you do, you have three options: you can wallow in self-pity and do nothing, you can try the same thing again, or you can try something new. Of course, the first two options might seem safer and like they are less work, but you will never be able to overcome your failures that way. You will stay in the same stagnant mentality you were in that caused the failure in the first place. 

That Nothing Is Impossible

There are many things in life that you may deem impossible, like you climbing mount Everest for example. But remember, when you were a kid, it seemed impossible that you would be able to ride a bike or pass that math exam, and eventually, you did. The same goes for adulthood. Nothing is impossible, and you absolutely won’t know that for sure until you give something you think is impossible a try. You never know when you may discover a new way to do something or a new passion that you excel at. So don’t be that negative Nancy in your social circle, and always try your best to attempt new things, even if they seem impossible. 

Trying something new is a scary experience, and many people shy away from it because of that. If you never try anything new, you will miss out on several important lessons, like how to be independent, how to move on from failure, and the fact that nothing is impossible. Even if new things seem terrifying, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and give them a shot today. 


In “Theory vs. Practice: Moving Out Of Stagnation Into Action” you are going to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to produce real results in life. You will learn how to become a relentless action take who moves out of the “theory” state and into the “practice” state of goal achievement.

With the “Theory vs. Practice” program, you will discover…

• The difference between thinking and doing (theory/practice)
• What causes us to become stuck in the theory phase
• How to get unstuck and moving into bold action on our dreams

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