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Get Over The IMMA DO’s
I was talking to a good friend and business partner the other day and he began to challenge me on some of the projects that I had started. As I began to come up with excuse after excuse is quickly dawned on me that I have this dreaded disease called “Immadoitis” pronounced IM Ma Do Itis. Immadoitis is a disease that afects the the central nerve center and wont allow you to take action. Your brain is still in effect and still comes up with major ideas and concepts but the itis wont allow you to take action on any of them. This dreadful disease is spreading across this continent in a extremely alarming rate. Individuals are coming up with some major major plans including me and never really accomplishing any of them. I found myself get more excited and hyped up about the idea that I had rather than fulfulling it so I could live out the dream that it would produce for me and my family. I am sure that if you took a poll you would find this type of behavior rapant all over the the world, where peopl always “talked” about how Imma do this and imma do that but rarely do anything at all.
Disappointment always comes after you realize that effort that you put into any project wasnt your best effort. When you realize that the action that you put out was not your best action you will find disappointment. Sometimes you must ask your self the hard questions in order for you to come up with the right answers. Why dont you take action?, what are you scared of?, what is hindering you?,.why do you continue to get all excited and then you feel disapointed wehd it does not work or pan out for you. These are some questions that you have to ask yourself.
I have come up with a few reasons why I feel paralyzed sometimes. These may sound familiar to you as well..If it does YOU MUST TAKE ACTION TO CHANGE IT!!!! in order for you to live the productive and creative life that you were destined to live.
#1) My surroundings sometimes was affecting me..I found myself coming up with big ideas, concepts and when I would share it with my family and friends if they did not buy in to it I would tend to put the idea on the shelf. Not realizing that sometimes family does that because they think they are protecting you from heartache and pain. But sometimes they talk you out of your dreams because if you become successful it because to shine a light on what they are not doing
#2) I would always find a way to “GET READY”. I would spend major time getting ready to accomplish my task that, that I rarely ever did accopmplish them. I would alway say now is not the right time, people are eating dinner, they getting ready to take kids to school. I would alway find a excuse and look for the perfect conditions to come and guess what they never did.
Here are a couple solutions that you can use if you find yourself saying these same type of scenarios. Sometimes in life it does not take major changes to take place, just a couple of little tweeks and turns here and there and you will make progress. One of my mentors always says “You dont get what you want you get what you picture” so that leads me up to the first step in getting what you picture.
#1) The bible says in Habakkuk 2:2. ” “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,That he may run who reads it”. Sometimes you have to write out the plan and make it so plain that who ever will look at it will know exactely what you want.
#2) After you write the vision your going to have to set goals to obtain it. What would it take to accomplish all that you have envisioned
#3) Then you must break everthing down into milestones so that you will know you are on task with the vision and going in the right direction. You must break the milestones into small incremental bites..You dont want them to be too big thats its impossible but not too small that you wont go after it.
#4) Here is the major one..Because you have have a case of IMMADOITIS..It is very easy for you to get distracted. If you are going to accomplish this mission that you have set out for youself your going to have to put your head down, blinders on and stay focused. You have to cut out all of the distractions in your life in order for you to accomplish this goal..You have to set aside to time to be by yourself and focus. You have to identify all of your dstractions and avoid them like the plague
#5) Personal Development. You will soon learn and discover that this journey that you are on is truly a inside out job..It is a journey of personal develpment. The internet is full of personal development sites that you can visit for free. What ever your weakness is, you have to develop and make it stronger..If your not a great speaker, join toastmasters or some other organizations that will help you out in that area. If your shy and dont like dealing with people, go out and make that stronger in your life..What ever it is you can develop it and make it stronger Confront your fears and do it anyway. If you have personal insecurities, fears, and worries that arise and make you wonder if you will succeed or not, address those emotions and talk yourself through it by encouraging yourself to give it a try anyway, knowing that you will only discover the outcome by taking action!!
So with all this said it all boils down to you taking “Massive Action” to get things done. Make a decision to today to Be Bold, Be Stong and go out and do the darn thing..This is your time, this is your season now go take hold of it.