Dreamer vs Action Taker – which are you?

July 24, 2015

Dreamer vs action taker - which are you with Forty Up

I’m listening to a podcast about blogging, because, you know, that’s what I do.  I’m way behind with this podcast & the lessons attached, but I have gotten something out of the first one already.  It was basically about what makes a successful blogger, but in reality could be applied I guess, to a successful anything.

It was, are you a Habitual Action Taker or a Habitual Dreamer?

I’m guessing that you know already which category the successful people fall into.  Yep, the Habitual Action Takers.  Unfortunately for me, I know that I am not a Habitual Action Taker, I have always been a Habitual Dreamer.

School meant for me, scribbling in my notebook, dreaming of being a high flying journalist for 60 Minutes one day, host of MTV the next.  Dolly Magazine editor or maybe Red Carpet journo for E
News the next.

Sure, these aspirations were high, but did I do any thing about reaching these goals?  Did I study my arse off in Politics to get that 60 Minutes job?  Did I approach TV & Radio stations to get my foot in the door for the MTV gig?  Did I pack my bags move to LA & sleep on the front door step of E News to get my dream job?  No.

Because all of these things terrified me.  They terrified me then & they still terrify me now.

Although I love being alone, I know I am a pretty typical introvert, there are many things I don’t like to do alone.  I am an excellent hand holder, a brilliant wing-man, an awesome “I’ll back you up” kind of gal.

Perhaps now at the ripe old age of 40-something, I should make a special effort to learn to be a Habitual Action Taker.  Especially as my current dream is to make my Blog a success.  And by a success, I mean, a blog that is filled with content that makes me happy.  That is invariably going to mean I need to get out & meet people, god forbid, maybe actually talk to them!!  Guess what?  I’m going to give it a red hot go.

So, thank you Darren Rowse for your podcast that I am yet to listen to in its entirety.  Lesson Number 1 has already been noted & I will endeavour to become a successful Habitual Action Taker, with just a touch of Habitual Dreamer……

Now, I just need to make sure that Habitual Procrastinator doesn’t sneak into the picture…..

What do you think?  Are you a Habitual Action Taker or Dreamer?  Or are you something completely different??

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