Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen
6 months ago

S1E12 - Be a Person of Action

This week, McKay discusses the power of action as a reinforcer of our goals. Recognizing that we all, at some point, give in to pressure and refuse to act, he takes us on a journey on the dangers of inaction and the benefits that come with starting - and starting immediately. This episode drives this message home as McKay starts off with the tragic story of the 1986 NASA launch crash that occurred as a result of inaction. He then delves into the rewards that come with being a person of action and goes on to discuss how you can act now on your goals and become the person who you are meant to be. Drawing upon real life examples and the wisdom of Chinese proverbs, and great minds such as Thomas Jefferson and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mckay presents a compelling argument here today for the undeniable and ultimately rewarding power of action. 

The Finer Details of This Episode:

  • The tragedy of the 1986 NASA Challenger launch- a consequence of inaction

  • What is the normalization of deviance?

  • How failure to act results in a normalized behavior of missing your goals.

  • The dangers of being a person of inaction.

  • From waiting tables to a life of great value- Lynn Orman’s success story

  • How do you become a person of action?

  • The power of extreme clarity.

  • How to start small then build up from there.

  • The power of small choices and making them now.

  • How to become the person that doesn’t wait.

Quotes: “We all fail to act, to do what we know we should do. We set goals and don't act….and we deviate from what we can and should accomplish.” “Every time we choose not to act, or to correct our course, we stray further from our goals, we normalize our deviation from who we are meant to be.” “When you don't act, you're not standing still. You are, in fact, paying a price.” “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask, act.  Action will delineate and define you.” “You have the power to act, the power to do, the power to be what you want to be, it's been inside you all along.” “I believe that God put you in your circumstance at this point in your life, to act, to learn to grow to be someone remarkable.” “Everything you see is the result of action. Every successful person, every successful business, successful relationship, every successful before and after picture.” “The difference between becoming a person of action, and a person of regret is less than you think.” “Action attracts.” “By the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch.” “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do the thing has increased.” “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” “The very best to-do-list is an empty list.”

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