I know coming into the home stretch of the year, with the holidays all around us, it can be tempting to either let your foot off the gas or wait to begin something.

Do you really want to lose 40 days?

Action is what makes the difference between success and failure, between moving ahead or staying stagnant. Which do you want?

Some of the men I work with are currently in a career transition, and it can be tempting to say, “Everyone is in holiday mode. No one is going to hire before the end of the year”, and then not do the daily job search or stop reaching out and making new connections and contacts.

Whether or not there is a slow down in hiring during this time period is not the point.  The issue at hand is that this kind of thinking has a cost.

It sabotages or stops you from taking action.

When you don’t take action you are not creating possibilities for something to happen. Do you really want to stay in that state for the next 40 days?

Action creates momentum. It builds and maintains habits.

What habit have you spent the last 10+ months building? Do you really want to lose that habit in this home stretch of the year?

Whether your goal is a financial target to meet, a personal development piece to improve, a health aspect to address…all of these can continue to be worked on, or even begin, now.

Don’t wait. Don’t stop. Don’t give up.

I am speaking to myself as much as I am speaking to you.

If you and I want to achieve anything in our lives, it only happens by beginning, not waiting, and then applying consistent and persistent action.

Success does not take a 40 day holiday.

So what is one small action you can take now, not wait, that furthers your movement toward what you want and shortens the gap in getting it?


Author: Todd Gorishek

Todd is a certified Men’s Life Coach, an entrepreneur, a licensed healthcare professional, a husband, a father, and a world traveler. His mission is to co-create a strong and compassionate world by facilitating transformation through understanding, trust, and empowerment.

He received his professional Life Coaching education from Newfield Network, a certified Life Coach training school, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.