“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
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Has fear taken your confidence from you? Are you afraid to try to achieve your goals? Action is the great restorer and builder of confidence.
This is the first quote I think I’ve shared by Norman Vincent Peale. He is one of my favorite authors and I originally read “The Power of Positive Thinking” when I was in my teens and firmly embraced the belief in Positive Thinking. I remember talking to the pastor of my church after a service one Sunday morning. I told him how I had read Dr. Peale’s book and was now a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. He looked at me with his sad-eyed look and said,
“Tony, that’s bad. You need to face reality and not positive.”… WHOA! What. I don’t remember anything else after that point. That was my last service at that church. I would not be involved in a church with a pastor that had a negative attitude. I didn’t believe that God was a negative force. I believe God wants you to be always believe in being positive.
But that’s not the point of this episode.
I am excited about this quote because it’s about Action. I am also a firm believer in action. Action, as Dr. Peale says is a builder of confidence and a great restorer. I have seen this in Action in my life. A couple years ago I was having a very bad moment in my life. I had lost a lot of my self confidence. I decided I needed to do something to improve my confidence. I decided to attend a Toastmasters meeting. I used to do training and a lot of presentations. I was used to talking in front of people. You wouldn’t be able to tell it from my first Toastmasters meeting.
Taking that action, doing something, started to build my confidence back up. I went on to take some marketing courses at UC Berkeley Extension. I made good grades, had fun, learned a lot and found my calling. I took Michael Brito’s Social Media Marketing Strategy course and developed a passion for social media.
Taking the action to start at Toastmasters rebuilt my confidence. It prompted me to take other actions. Once I found my calling, I took action to start this podcast, write my book, 9 Steps To Successful Goal Achievement and start working on my my next goal to become a professional speaker specializing in inspiration and goal achievement.
Action is a great restorer. Taking action allowed me to build my confidence back to where it was before and beyond.
Are you having a moment in your life where things are not going as well as you want it to? Are you not achieving your goals? Do you need to boost your confidence?
I know how to help and I want to help you. I want to show you how you can be the best person you want to be. It takes action. You have to be willing to take the first action and that is to get started. Getting started helped me grow and now I want to help you.
This is why I started my coaching services. If you want someone to help you take the action you need to move forward in your life, let me know. Check out my services page at Goal Getting Podcast dot com / Services and if you see a plan that works for you get in touch with me.
Whatever you do, Take Action and Start Growing!
Go Out Today and ACT!
I’d like to thank Jessica Krampe with Success Magazine for sharing this quote in her article