Words Can Inspire, But Only Action Can Create Change

… a follow up post to my Fulfillment at Work series…

So this piggybacks on my last blog post when I said, “Stop complaining and start making the changes you want to see in your company, your life and the world.”  I think it deserves a second look.

Because, I believe so many of us are talkers, thinkers, and writers.  But how many of us are action-takers?  Because in the end, all that really matters is the massive action we take to make a difference in our own life and in those around us.  In this infinite universe, we are such a tiny part.  A drop of water amidst an entire ocean.  We have to step up big time if we want to make lasting changes in this world.  We owe it to ourselves and to our children to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be.

Meet Simon Sinek.  He created a program called “Learn Your Why” to help people discover why they do what they do.  He develops leaders.  Visionaries.  Thinkers.  But also do-ers.  (Love his TED talk about how to love your work.)

Or take a peak at another guy I ran into, Scott Dinsmore.  He has a program called “Live your Legend” which helps people find the work that they love. (He also has a Ted Talk if you’re interested).

I believe life is an experiment.  I love to try new things, tweak things in my life, and measure the outcomes.  I hate feeling stagnant and I strive for improvement (hence my obsession with personal development).  I am reading 2 books per week.  When I’m not reading, I’m listening to Audible in my car.  Some are inspiring.  Some aren’t worth a crap.  But I keep reading.  I keep learning.  Because, if you want to improve your life you have to INVEST IN YOURSELF.  You have to grow.  You have to change.

I love my life.  But I want more.  I’m not satisfied because I know it can be so much more.

So, what am I doing to improve my life?  My job?  My passion?  For one, I decided to start a home based business.  I am tired of working for people who don’t have their shit together.  Yet, I’m not passionate enough about nursing to get involved and overtake the whole system.  So I decided to start a side business with the intention of leaving the healthcare industry once it takes off.  Of course,  I’m still in the early stages of this as I have absolutely no experience in start ups.  I do, however, have passion and courage.  I don’t have fear.  I’ve pushed it aside.  I don’t worry about if the business will fail; I only focus on the efforts I need to take to make it succeed.  I have been pouring my heart and soul into learning as much as I can as fast as I can.  I have opened my pocketbook, invested in a new set of skills, and pushed my social life aside.  Sometimes when I go to bed my head is brimming with ideas and I get too excited to sleep.  Now THAT is a good sign.  My passion is back in my work-life.  I encourage you to find yours.

I hope this inspires you to find your why and take action.  You have nothing to loose and everything to gain.  Push your fears aside, gather your confidence, and go in the direction of your dreams!

XOXO,

Liz

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2 thoughts on “Words Can Inspire, But Only Action Can Create Change

  1. Tish says:

    This blog was so timely to my life right now … Like right this instant ! Need to re evaluate many things and move forward #schoolsucks

  2. lizgracerendon says:

    Me too, Tish, me too. I’ve spent long enough just doing the day-to-day bullshit. Time to chase some dreams. You can’t reach them if you don’t try!

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