What happens when Motivation meets Action?

For those of you that follow my posts, you know that I am a motivational junkie, and love to fill my life with thoughts and inspiration.

But what if all you have is motivation and never do anything about it?  Here are two of my all time favorite quotes that answer this question.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
“You can read clever motivational sayings all day, but that won’t replace you getting off your butt and doing the hard work.” – Darren Hardy
What I read from these quotes is:  When motivation meets positive action = MIRACLES HAPPEN

Why I titled my blog Choose your P.A.C.E and how can it help

The name of my blog is Choose your P.A.C.E.  P.A.C.E stands for 2 things

  1. Positive Attitude Changes Everything
  2. Positive Action Changes Everything

I selected this name because I know that having a positive attitude provides more enjoyment and happiness in my life, and taking positive action on this attitude allows me to continue to grow and progress as a person.

Over the next few weeks I want to share thoughts and lessons on the benefit of having both in our lives.  I look forward to your feedback and thoughts as well

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Lessons I learned on positive attitude and positive action

This week has been inspiring for me.  I have been researching the connection between having a positive attitude and taking positive action.  Here are a few things that have stuck out to me

1. Having a positive attitude is a key component in life.  Positive attitude create positive thoughts, feelings, and desires.  But positive attitude alone does not get us to our goals and dreams…we have to take action.

2. The past can either hold us back from taking positive action or motivate us to take positive action.  If we always focus on the past we will always hold ourselves back.  If we learn from the past and apply positive attitudes and positive action we will develop and grow and ultimately change our lives.

3.  Individually, positive attitude and positive action can create a life of happiness, success, and Joy.  Together –  Miracles can and do happen!!!

This clip has some great insight that combine all of these points together.  All we have to do is believe in ourselves and TAKE ACTION

How has positive attitude and positive action impacted your life? 

Why do we stare up the steps?

“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” ~ Vaclav Havel

I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.” ~ Napoleon Hill


Does a positive VISION assist us with positive ACTION?

As I have been studying the relationship of positive attitude and positive action this week, I have realized that having a positive VISION is a key component.  When we have a positive attitude, with a positive vision of who we are and what we want, and then take positive action towards this vision…we set ourselves up for success. 

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positivee vision.” – Dalai Lama

“Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life you have imagined.  The future is not just some place you are going to, but is a place you are creating, and the paths to it are not found, they are made.  Follow your passion as long as you live, and on this you will reach success and happiness. “ – anonymous

How has a positive VISION assisted you in taking ACTION? 

Positive Attitude = Positive Action?

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield

Maintaining a positive attitude and focus in life truly allows us to focus on the next steps we can take to get us closer to achieving our goals.

If we have a positive attitude it will allow us to focus on positive actions, which in turn will continue to move us forward.


How does Positive Action compliment Positive Attitude?

The focus of this weeks thoughts are going to be on Positive Action and how this complements Positive Attitudes. 

I am a HUGE advocate of positive thinking.  The name of my blog choose your P.A.C.E (Positive Attitude Changes Everything) reflects this.  Positive thinking causes a chain reaction in positive goals, positive conversations, and positive movement.

I am realizing more and more that positive attitudes are not all that is needed to achieve the goals and desires I want to achieve. It takes ACTION as well.

This is a great quote to start of the week.

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time.  Vision with Action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic this week.