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Setting Sail For Success: How To Take Consistent Action

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If setting sail to voyage into the most lucrative adventure of your life sounds appealing to you, be warned that having a destination in mind is not enough.

In the journey of entrepreneurship and personal achievement, many factors contribute to success…

Knowledge, mentors, tools, a supportive community…

However, there's one skill that stands above the rest, acting as the true driving force behind reaching your dreams:

The Ability to Take Consistent Action.

Why Action Is Vital

Imagine you're the captain of a sailboat…

And your dream destination is a beautiful island on the horizon.

You have everything you need for a successful journey: accurate maps, a reliable compass, a sturdy boat, and a dedicated crew.

But these resources are only valuable if you actively use them to steer your boat and keep it moving forward, especially when the seas get rough.

If you’re not consistently moving forward and sailing toward your dream destination, then none of the resources you have matter.

No matter how well-equipped you are, if you don't take the helm and push through the challenging waters, you'll never reach your destination.

The winds might change, and storms may come, but it's your unwavering commitment to action that will guide you to your island.

So, the question is, how do you develop this ability to take consistent action?

To reach a port, we must set sail - sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Setting Sail to Victory

Here are 5 steps:

  1. Embrace the Captain's Mindset:
    Accept that you're in charge of your journey.
    Your decisions and actions determine your course and success.
  2. Stay the Course:
    Develop a work routine that keeps you taking action and moving forward, even when motivation wanes.
    It's about doing the work, day in and day out, not how close you are to the island.
  3. Tackle Resistance:
    When you encounter obstacles or feel like giving up, remind yourself of your destination and the importance of persevering.
    Also, break down bigger obstacles into tiny, more manageable problems you can fix without feeling overwhelmed.
  4. Adjust Your Sails:
    Be flexible and willing to adapt your strategies, but always with the goal of maintaining forward momentum.
  5. Celebrate Milestones:
    Acknowledge and celebrate each step you take closer to your goal, no matter how small.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward

The journey to achieving your dreams is like navigating a sailboat toward a distant island…

While having the right tools and support is crucial, nothing is more important than your ability to take consistent action (even when you don’t want to) and just keep moving the sailboat forward.

So, embrace your role as the captain, set your sights on your goals, and keep sailing forward with determination and persistence.

Conclusion: Your Adventure is NOW

Nothing worth having comes easy...

As humans, we learn and develop our mindset, belief system, perspective, and skill-set based on what we are taught and experienced in earlier life.

The good news is that if what you’ve learned and done has not yielded the results you desire, you can choose to think differently, believe something more empowering, and learn how to be the captain your ship needs to sail successfully through life.

Everything is a risk…

Staying stuck is a risk as much as trying something new is but the rewards are different.

The key to success is to consistently take action toward your desired outcome.

If you don’t know something, then ask, and learn, then do and continue doing so to keep getting better and better at who you are and what you offer the world.

After all, if you don’t steer your own ship, someone else will do it for you and that is the biggest risk of all - having your life in the hands of someone else.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Setting Sail for Success

Has your Mind ever wondered…

What does sailing teach?

Life in general is not much different from sailing.

To sail successfully and safely, you require certain skills and specific leadership strengths - that can all be cultivated - not only to make your voyage a pleasure but to be able to continue doing what you do for the long haul.

If you’d like to experience lasting success in your business, you have to aim to be the best, hold true to your values, and keep your eye on the goal.

The rough seas are going to come, but you have to remember that you are the captain of your ship, empower yourself to maintain focus, grow from adversity, be flexible, and celebrate your milestones. 

Here’s a secret that is as true for sailing as it is in all relationships in life and business…

The small things matter significantly and HOW you manage these little things means the difference between a meaningful long life and the alternative.

What do you say when someone is setting sail?

Apart from being ready to embark on your entrepreneurial voyage with the right knowledge, skill set, and tools, here is where strong mentorship, a supportive community, and empowering influences, make a world of difference…

A simple “Bon Voyage” may be adequate, however, in a community of entrepreneurs and rising stars, we tend to wish each other more than a pleasant journey.

In times past, one would wish sailors a safe journey by saying: “Fair winds and a following sea”.

And it is through that spirit of success and mutual win-wins when fellow adventurers are setting sail toward their own dream islands and we wish each other the best possible journey, that business is made better, for everyone involved.

What does setting sail for success mean?

If you’re setting sail for success, you are clear on your goals, vision, and how to get there...

In the same way that sailors had to learn how to sail, plot a course, and navigate the deep waters they will inevitably encounter, you can maintain your direction by learning effective leadership skills to make sure your vessel makes it to your desired port. 

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very nice

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Extra ordinary lessons

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Powerful lessons well articulated

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Taking consistent action, even when you do not feel like it.

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Just what I needed to hear. Am at verge of setting sail to the desired port. Grateful

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Navegando hacia el exito [Translated from Spanish: Navigating towards success]

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Grandiosa metafora, para la reflexion y aprendizaje para navegar a nuestro exito. gracias

[Translated from Spanish: Great metaphor, for reflection and learning to navigate to our success. thank you]

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Stay the course

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This is encouraging for me because I feel like taking a break but I have to keep going forward.

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Guerzouné PAKORE

Il est essentiel pour une détermination à la réussite. [Translated from French: It is essential for a determination to succeed.]

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C'est très pertinent ces conseils. Surtout l'exemple de se considérer comme capitain du navire : la réussite de ce que j'entreprends dépend de moi et c'est à moi d'acquérir des compétences pour arriver au port.

[Translated from French: This advice is very relevant. Especially the example of considering myself as captain of the ship: the success of what I undertake depends on me and it is up to me to acquire the skills to arrive at port.]

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Excelente, me ayuda a tener mayor entendimiento de mi negocio

[Translated from Spanish: Excellent, it helps me have a better understanding of my business]

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Great article

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This article is amazing

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Harjit Lall

Take action

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Excellent topic

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Chidinma Umeh

This is Amazing!

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Some times, I find taking consistent actions, a difficult task to do but this write up broke it down to tiny steps that I can adhere to in order to be more consistent even when I don't feel like.

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Zarpar hacia el éxito [Translated from Spanish: Set sail for success]

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Muy interesante el artículo porque nos hace reflexionar de la importancia de sembrar en nuestro día a día el ser constante en las herramientas que se necesitan tomar para llegar a nuestro objetivo.

[Translated from Spanish: The article is very interesting because it makes us reflect on the importance of sowing in our daily lives to be constant in the tools that need to be taken to reach our goal.]

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