Day 13 – Motion vs Action [14-Day Power Mindset Challenge]

👋 Welcome to Day 13 of Team Asijiki’s free 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge!

💡 Each day for 14 days we give you 1 lesson and an action to complete that will make you think, open your mind and better prepare you for change in any aspects of your life.

Today’s lesson is about Motion vs Action

Today we focus on the powerful concept of Being in Motion vs Taking Action.

The truth is that when you set out to achieve something, there is often a lot of inaction involved. Very often this is a necessary part of the process, but you still have to take that next step.

You still have to take action. And this is where many people get stuck.

According to one of the guru’s we love James Clear:

“Motion is when you’re busy doing something, but that task will never produce the outcome that you want by itself.

Action, on the other hand, is the type of behaviour that will get you the result.”

So a BIG MISTAKE most people make is to confuse being in motion with taking action. Don’t get stuck going around and around.

To help you understand exactly what we mean here are a few tangible examples.

Searching high and low for the perfect diet plan to follow is MOTION
Eating a healthy meal is ACTION

Carefully planning what days to go to the gym on is MOTION
Doing a gym workout is ACTION

Waking up tired and committing to going to sleep earlier is MOTION
Going to bed earlier and getting a decent night’s sleep is ACTION

Creating a budget, seeking relationship advice, writing down a business plan is MOTION
Saving money, improving your relationship, launching your business is ACTION.

We see so many people getting these two mixed up. In fact, there is a meme out there that describes someone as an “Askhole”.

“A person who constantly asks for your advice, but always does the opposite of what you tell them.”

We know, it’s all part of the process but most people take too long to get to the point of taking action and way too many people never even take any action at all.

If you need to be in motion for a little bit, that’s OK, but don’t forget to take action! Winners are born from their actions.

A great tip to start taking action is to always know what the next step is. That will keep the momentum going.

For example:
Do you want to eat a healthy meal for dinner?

What is the next step?
Buy the food and have it in your fridge.

And then?
Take it out and make sure it is defrosted.

And then?
Cook it and eat it.

A simple example but the key is to be trying to take the next step away from motion into action.

Eating a healthy meal, in the end, is the real action after the original intention to eat a healthy meal for dinner.

Today’s 🎯 Action:

Identify an area in your life where you are in motion right now.
Write down the next action that you need to take
Keep doing that until you have taken the action you need to produce the result.

Share your action with us in the Facebook Group.


See you tomorrow. 

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