If you are pinned down by enemy fire and do nothing, you will be killed.

Action creates movement. Movement creates change. Change creates results.

If you do something, anything, things will move forward, change, and you have a great chance for success.

If you do nothing, nothing will happen, nothing will change.

Action creates results.

How to create real success in all you do

How to create real success in all you do

Put very simply by John Onberg, “If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat.”

Are you still in the boat wishing and hoping? Get out of the boat –– now!

“Be aggressive in helping others.  
Don’t wait to feel like it.
  Don’t wait for some supernatural sign that God wants to use you.
  Just get started.”
––Quote from Joyce Meyer in her book, Approval Addiction.

Start now, get going, and stop talking about it. Stop thinking about it.

If you are wondering why things have not happened for you, perhaps it was because you did not move.

Here is a simple acrostic for the word action that might just give you the lift you need to put this plan into action.


A – Attitude

You have a choice. You can wake up and believe it is a great day, that you are going to do well, that you are ready to take on all that comes at you, that you are good. Or you can wake up and start the day whining, moaning and miserable. Simply put, you choose. If you want action, then you need the right attitude to start.


C – Commitment

I have always been told, if you are going to do something, then do it very well. That is commitment. Action requires that you do it and that you do it very well.

John Hancock has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence, the first one you see. That is commitment.

How about you? Do you stand out in your commitment to what you are doing, or is it just another task? Hancock put his life on the line by signing so large so all could see very clearly that he was in.

Do people know you are in?  

Does your family?

Does your team? DO YOU?

How big is your signature?

Sign your life as Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.


T – Tenacity

Hold fast to what you are doing.  Perseverance and persistence. Just keep on going.  Remember that the great Walt Disney was rejected by 301 banks before he got his financing.  And you are complaining because one bank turned you down?  Push harder. Keep your eye on the target.  Do not give up, ever.


I – Integrity

The lost art of living and telling the truth.
  There are absolutes, no matter what the world is trying to teach you today.  
Right is right and wrong is wrong.  It is that simple and that straight.
  The hard thing about it is you cannot teach it.  You either have integrity or you don’t.
How are you doing?
  Walk the walk.


O – Ownership

“They” must have done something to stop it. “They” must have put that there.
“They” must have…

Forget it, there is no “they.”
At least I have never been able to find them.

You take responsibility and ownership to achieve action and get moving forward.
I hear too much about “they,” yet I have never yet met them. Have you?

Take ownership of all you do.


N – No

You need to know when to say “No” and when to say “Yes.”  
We get into so much trouble and inaction because we don’t say “no” to the things that keep us from doing the things we need to be doing.

Say “no” as soon as you know it is “no.”
  Do not keep people hanging.
  They may be disappointed but better now than later.

If you learn to say no to the things you should not do, then you can say yes and take action on the things you should be doing.

And that is it, plain and simple.  Very straightforward.
  You can do it.
  If you do it, the action will happen.

Action creates results. 

Are you moving forward or still thinking about it.


This is a piece from the action section of my book, “Failure Creates Success.”

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