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Take Action and Stop Planning

Learning as You Work Towards Your Dreams

By Jen AuhPublished 11 months ago 3 min read
Take Action and Stop Planning
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It's easy to get caught up in planning and trying to make everything perfect before taking action. We tell ourselves that once we have everything figured out, then we can start working on our dreams. However, the truth is that nothing is ever perfect, and sometimes the best way to learn is by taking action and figuring things out as we go along.

The key is to keep dreaming and to act on those dreams. Here's how you can navigate your way towards your goals and achieve your dreams.

Stop Planning and Take Action

The first step is to stop planning and start taking action. While planning is important, it can also become a form of procrastination. We get caught up in trying to make everything perfect, and we end up never taking the first step.

Instead, start by taking small actions towards your goal. Don't worry about having everything figured out. Focus on what you can do today to move closer to your dream. As you take action, you'll start to learn what works and what doesn't. You'll gain valuable experience that you wouldn't have gotten if you had just been planning.

Remember that nothing is ever perfect, and you don't need to have everything figured out before you start. It's okay to make mistakes and learn from them. In fact, it's often through our mistakes that we learn the most.

Learn as You Work Towards Your Dreams

As you take action towards your dream, focus on learning and growing. Every experience, whether it's a success or a failure, is an opportunity to learn.

When things don't go as planned, take a step back and reflect on what happened. What went wrong, and what could you do differently next time? By reflecting on your experiences, you'll be able to learn from them and improve.

Don't be afraid to ask for help and advice from others who have already achieved what you're working towards. Reach out to mentors or people in your network who have experience in your field. Their insights can be invaluable and can help you avoid making the same mistakes they did.

Pivot When Necessary

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things don't work out. Maybe the market isn't responding to your product, or maybe you're not as passionate about your idea as you thought you would be. When this happens, don't be afraid to pivot.

Pivoting means changing direction and trying something new. It doesn't mean giving up on your dream; it just means finding a new way to achieve it. By pivoting, you may discover a new opportunity that you wouldn't have found if you had stuck to your original plan.

When considering a pivot, think about what you've learned so far and how you can apply that knowledge to a new direction. Consider your strengths and passions and how you can leverage them in a new field or industry.

Double Down on What Works

When you find something that works, double down on it. If you've discovered a product or service that is resonating with customers, focus on expanding and improving it.

It's easy to get distracted by new ideas and opportunities, but sometimes the best thing to do is to focus on what's already working. By doubling down on what works, you can build momentum and create a foundation for future growth.

Navigating the Way to Your Dreams

Navigating the way towards your dreams is not always easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to take risks. However, by taking action and learning as you go along, you can overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Remember to keep dreaming and to act on those dreams. Don't get caught up in planning and trying to make everything perfect. The only way to learn and grow is through experience.

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About the Creator

Jen Auh

I'm a founder of STYiLES, a bestselling author, a creative director and an image consultant with 20+ years of experience in the beauty/fashion industries. I share my expertise to help others thrive. Learn more at

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