I’m Beginning to Think Action is Almost as Important as Talent

Get the word out!

Is it just my notion or are almost all bloggers telling their readers to get a move on?

After a conversation I had yesterday in the post office parking lot I drew a new conclusion.

The conversation went something like this:

Man at the post office: You still auctioneering?

Me: No, that’s my brother

Man: What do you do?

Me: I have an office at the church house and do marketing and design stuff.

Man: Are all of you talented?

Me: [Shrug, stumped] We do stuff.

Man: [About the same time he said,] Just admit it. [He hopped back in his car and left]

It left me wondering as I thought back over the conversation.

Might it be true that action is almost as important as talent for making progress?

Doing stuff almost as important as knowing how?

There is probably hope for couch potatoes but only after they get moving.

I also know the adage that guiding a ship that’s anchored at the dock is pretty pointless because there’s no place to steer to. No action.

On the choir: At least I should sing wrong then I can be directed how to change and sing correctly. If I have an open mouth but no sound emanating, my choir tenure will be short-lived at best.

I still maintain that the Scripture in Proverbs 16:3 works:

Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.

What makes it so powerful is that I believe there is foundational counsel tucked in it.

Whatever my actions or works may be: Being a couch potato, starting a project with plenty unknowns, braving new waters.

I commit (or kinda hand over) all my works onto the Lord. Then I believe the promise thereafter means that my thoughts will be made clear of what the next action should be.

So if I commit whatever I am doing now to the Lord, then I will know how to do it… how to take the next step.

Oh, yes. I like promises. But of course, there is a condition. The condition is in the first part of the verse.

What do you think is the key factor in getting something accomplished? If you have just read this post, I’d be delighted if you’d leave me a note of what you think. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance. (You don’t need to make an account to comment.) Please comment below.

  • http://www.allandubon.com/ Allan Dubon

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I wish more people followed this advice. I have people ask me almost every day how I have been able to grow my blog and my presence online. They tell me I must be really gifted with this “tech” stuff.
    The reality is that two years ago I had no clue how to manage a WordPress site, or let alone having viable social media strategy. But I decided to take the plunge. I know how to network with people and just applied it to the online process. I have learned a lot of things during this process that I could have never learned if I hadn’t just taken the leap of faith and moved forward with my dreams!

    Thanks for sharing such an important message!

    • http://storiesmadepowerful.com/ Arlen Miller

      There’s just a lot to that! Thanks so much for sharing your enthusiasm, Allan. I appreciate it a bunch. Action! :)