Archive for April 21, 2014

Elements of Success  1. Action


There is a well-known and often repeated reference that is all about the method that action is achieved. It goes “the violent take it by force”! Now I know there are some passive aggressive or “Non-Violence” types reading this but what I am calling your attention to is not “Violence” but the how in how the act is achieved.

Violent action is done by using a specific and emotional sustaining force. Often in football a player is referred to as being a very violent player. This is not to say that he is a criminal but that every act that he performs is conducted with a high level of force and impact. That is how we must take action to achieve success.

When I consider the passage “The Violent Take IT by Force” I visualize a military attack. Before the military ever acts to engage in a battle they first start with the end in mind. They develop a plan that is focused and includes specific steps that designed to yield victory.

When pure violence is executed it does not stop for the nay sayers or unbelievers. No matter if it is random or planned, it doesn’t rest until the end is achieved. This is what we should embody when we want to achieve any level of success. Not quitting, not resting and not doubting.

There is a reason that Action is element number 1 on the Elements of Success Table. You have to take it to get where you want to be.