How To Get What You Want; TAKE THE INITIATIVE

Life is not a reaction, it is an action. People who are highly effective in life are people who are proactive. They do not wait for things to happen, they make things happen.

One of the greatest needs of our country at the moment is entrepreneurs. Our country needs people of action.  Entrepreneurs are people who refuse to surrender their lives to external forces. They are people who take initiative and use time productively.  Entrepreneurs use time and chance as raw materials to create a favorable condition.

Our societal and educational structures produce people who put the responsibility on others to make things happen for them. We have a long list of what the government should do but, do we have one for ourselves as individuals?

The world is designed to be run by man’s internal forces. As a man thinks, so is he. True freedom begins from inside and not from outside. The journey from failure to success is an internal trip. True wealth begins from within you. Those who surrender their lives to external forces never succeed. TO SUCCEED, DO NOT WAIT FOR PERFECT CONDITIONS, MAKE THE CONDITIONS PERFECT.

It is frustrating to see people wait for things to happen and allow time slip by. Without a conscious effort to convert time to one’s advantage, it will be lost. People who take initiative go out and do what they need to do; making the most of every opportunity and not waiting for things to happen. They do what they have to do to make things happen the way they want them to be.

I urge you to be a man or woman of action. Take the initiative by simply making the first move. A lot of people know what they ought to do but they do not do it.

ONE OF THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A SUCCESS AND A FAILURE IS ACTION. 95% of people know what they should do but would not do it. A lot of people also know what they should not do but they do it because they feel like doing it. Lots of people have plans and interesting ideas but they never do anything about the ideas.

It is not impossible to start a business. Check out those who have made it in business and learn from them. Do not sit around hoping that someone will come and hand over a million naira or dollar cheque to you; that is not how it works. Go out there and take control of the external forces that are on ground and make things work out for you.

In conclusion, here are four qualities involved in taking initiative:

Have a clear vision: You have to be able to see your new world in your mind before you start creating it. When I look back today, I realize that I had seen my present world before it came to reality.

 

Push yourself to act: All objects remain in a state of rest until a force is applied. There is no company, city or nation that built itself. You must understand that in this life problems do not solve themselves. A beautiful future will not create itself. Push yourself to do whatever must be done to create the kind of future you want. Whether you are afraid or not, just make the move. Only those who make moves make waves.

Be willing to take risks: Not acting is riskier than acting. Not taking a risk is the biggest risk in the world. Do not hesitate. Take the sting out of failure by feeling the fear but acting anyway.

 

Double your ‘failure’ rate: Failure is not failure until you stop trying. You increase your chances of succeeding when you increase the rate at which you try things. The most interesting thing is that, the world will not remember you for the many things you tried that did not work but for the one thing you did that worked.

You have to get out of your comfort zone.  Like the famous author, John Mason once said, “Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to meet it.

  • cutetoks

    This a blessing..thanks rev sam,i believe and i am willing to take actions this year.

    • Julius Atoi

      Thanks sir.

  • anthony

    This massage have transformed my life. Thank you so much for the positive impacts you have brought to my life. God bless you

  • Isaac

    Thank you Pastor Sam. I have just made a potential business call I have been dragging feet to do. Thank you for the message.

  • Oluwatoyin Oyebanji

    Thank you Sir. This is very transforming. God bless you.

  • Tobi

    I’m taking action. God help my faith.. Thanks for sharing sir.

  • Arthur (Sacred)

    Thank you very much Sir for your consistency in training us.

  • Chizoba

    This word is for me. God bless you Sir.

  • Modupe

    I have been transformed by these words. Thank you for sir for being there for us. God bless you sir.

  • Ekong John

    Sir, You have been a role model and a life coach to all of us.You will continue to walk in the path of mind transformation and do everything to eradicate poverty mindset in our nation. Thank you and your lovely wife for being there for us.

  • Ekong John

    Sir, You have been a role model and a life coach to all of us.You will continue to walk in the path of mind transformation and do everything to eradicate poverty mindset in our nation. Thank you and your lovely wife for being there for us.

  • Yemi Samson

    A prolific mind ready to take over really needs to read and act on this post. Thank you for being a life coach with a difference. This is a good place to start the year.

  • Chamleng Cletus

    I am sure to take the initiative so that I will reach the next level this year. Thanks for your coaching programme. May God bless you abundantly.

  • Emmyone

    Thank you sir!

  • CHARITY

    YOU ARE INDEED A BLESSING TO ME. THANK YOU SIR.

  • Oluwatobi Olajide

    Thank U Daddy

  • Famisa Femi

    MAY GOD BLESS YOUR COUNSEL TO THIS GENERATION.

  • Jennifer

    Wow, thank you Sir. I am inspired .

  • INYAMA KINGSLEY

    Good Morning Pst. Sam. its a pleasure reading this masterpiece and I must say you have been a blessing to me greatly and through me my friends and colleagues have also gained a lot from you. There is no better message for 2014 than this masterpiece. GOD BLESS YOU GREATLY

  • Afam

    The words of a great man are never void of greatness.
    Thank you sir. May God increase you immensely.

  • Segun

    This is a confirmation that this is indeed my year of Supernatural Upgrade,
    I have lots to achieve and I won’t allow anything or anyone stop me, My dreams are overwhelming but I have faith it will come to past.
    I am at home now and was wondering how and when but I read God’s Word and this message from Pastor Sam is just the tonic I need.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR…I REALLY PRAY TO RETURN TO SHARE MY TESTIMONY.

  • AUSTIN

    one will only have his or herself to blame if this year ends without one experiencing supernatural upgrade!!!!!

  • Temi

    This is it! On MY mark, SET, GO!!!

  • Ola Kalejaiye

    Only those who make moves, make waves. Stuck. Thank you coach

  • owoseni moyosola

    Yes, I am happy now but one upon a time it seems too difficult. I started the sales of airtime with #3000(three thousand naira only) then in Sapele. I had to trek some miles from Ogorrode to Central market to buy stocks. Glory be to God today, I am thinking about how to stocks in bulk from telecommunication industries. I know with God by my side I will get there in Jesus Christ name. Amen. Thanks for the article. I pray that all recipient will value every bit of word and move forward without waiting for anyone.

  • Waheed

    This is indeed a great inspiring message and advice that is capable of transforming positively τ̣̣ђё lives of we, τ̣̣ђё youth of our great country Nigeria. Thank you sir and I wish you God’s abundant favour Ȋ̝̊̅ŋ this new year.

  • Ayomiposi

    What a timely word of encouragement. May God bless you sir. Thanks

  • Elly_A

    Thanks so much sir, the right time to act is now

  • Julius Atoi

    Thank you very much sir.

  • Mfon C. Essien

    There was a boiling in my spirit when I read this article. God bless you sir. This would help kickstart my plans for this year. Ah, my supernatural upgrade is near. God bless and keep you sir, amen.

  • Chinweuba

    Thank you so much sir. Just like the super achiever’s breakfast instructed me today: It is a goodbye to Excuses.

  • Abiola Olarinde

    I ve always believed in action;am clinging to my major plan for this yr on Saturday as I take the last bold step to realising the dream & move to the next stage of destiny fulfilment. Thanks coach for the daily inspiration

  • Obed

    That is the realities about what you want to achieve in 2014. As a person without setting goals you can not achieved anything, one need to work very hard toward a goal. Thank you for your encouragement God Bless you. Obed

  • Tolag

    God bless you my mentor. May the wisdom of God upon you continually increase.with this I am more inspired

  • josiah iornenge

    Leaders are Ladders on which we climb to d top.Sir, I must confess ur words r timely n making me a different person entirely.2 God alone b all d Glory in Jesus mighty name.Amen.

  • obj

    This is 101% inspiring i thank God who made it possible for me to know you sir and i know that God is taken me to somewhere higher than where i am now through your words.

  • omudu christopher

    thank you pastor i thank God i have been able to make some moves to start a transport company even when it seem that the money is not arround to buy the vehicles , i am using my contacts to make commissions from peoples vehicles till i buy mine .. i am glad i am registered company now with the few resources as i have and i believe i will buy my first transport cab 4 months time, and with that a second one will come as well , i am upgrading already , omudu

  • babatunde

    Thanks for the daily pills of success. Every of you messages is working for me, only GOD can reward you.

  • Lilian

    Thank you sir, having been teaching teenagers in the cell system for about three years with outstanding result of transformed life. I took a step as inspired by Holy Spirit to take the same principle out to public school for Girl Child. Like you would say, invincible force came to my aid when all odds was against me. The first step, put on the national television news for the first time in my life. This year! with Heaven’s approval for my upgrade, am determined to dare more!!! God bless you sir

  • Lanre Anifowose

    This is such a great inspirational theme for the new year. Thank you Pastor Sam. Nothing compares with a clear vision in starting the adventure into the new year. However, as you have outlined, no matter how great the vision or plan, if nothing is done with it, it will disappear just the same way it appear in our mind. William Shakespeare says it candidly like this; “Be great in act, as you have been in thought.” Someone else somewhere had the same thought or idea we’ve had – the difference is action! The need for prompt actions can’t be over emphasized. Action they say “speak louder than words (even thoughts!)”. God bless you Sir!

  • Lawson

    This is awesome and thought provoking and yet very inspiring. Thank u sir

  • osagie stephen iyoha

    just too inspired with your word.pastor you indeed awesome.God bless you this good work you have indulge by impacting good knowledge to our people.thanks so musc sir.

  • Nwadukwe Matthew

    Thank You Sir, you’ve just let me know while I haven’t started owning a business of mine, these points will forever be maintained as I put them too act, I pray God help me.

  • olorioko1

    thank u pastor

  • PATIENCE EDEM

    THANK YOU PASTOR,GOD RICHLY REWARD YOU.

  • Christian D. I. Miller

    Thank you pastor! You are a wonderful, highly gifted and spirit filled man of God. May God continue to bless you and your family as you keep on enriching lives via your articles and teachings. Thank you sir!!!

  • Seyi Adebowale

    Thank you so much Pastor Sam, you have really been a great source of inspiration to me.

  • Damilare Ogunniran

    God bless you sir!

  • Prince Joel

    This was consciously articulated and its awesome…Haven’t heard from you, I will come back with a warehouse of testimonies and business successes! Gratitude sir.

  • MO

    Thought provoking, truth be told. Thanks for this sir.

  • Hephzibah

    I’m inspired to run more than ever before. I’ve got to push myself

  • DAMILOLA ADELEKE

    Thank you sir. If i must go where i’ve not gone then i must do what i’ve nt done.

  • Wale Onajoko

    Thank you Pastor Sam Adeyemi. The article is simple and inspiring.

  • Dele Kareem

    It gears me up. Thanks sir

  • Musa

    Thank You Sir For Being A Blessing To My Genaration.

  • kemi

    Thanks sir.this is like fire in my bones it sure ginger me up not to give my biz up.

  • Sunnix

    Great piece sir. God bless real good.

  • TopeO

    Fantastic article

  • BunmiOscar

    Life changing article. Exactly what I need

  • Morgan Victor

    sir, i bless the lord for your life and ministry, you are my mentor and this article had bring a change in my life

  • Adewale

    Thank You Sir. You inspire me.

  • d5real

    I am greatly inspired through this short message. thank you so much for being my mentor. God bless you sir

  • Akande Olaitan

    Since I met u in 2010 u ave always rock my world. My life as never remained same.Everyday am get better. indeed ave stand out and am leading.

  • abe lola

    Good day sir, God bless you really good for this impactful word that i see as a message. the arrival of this message for me is timely. my 2014 sure going to be different.

  • omatobe Victor

    GREAT INSPIRATION TO START THE YEAR.SIR,U ARE INDEED A BLESSING TO OUR GENERATION.THE ANOINTING ON UR HEAD WILL NOT BE DRIED.
    THANKS SIR

  • Muyiwa

    This is beautiful God bless you thank you.

  • best

    Pastor this is beautiful and indeed true, I personally can relate with this, my challenge a lot of the time is in the doing/action, I suddenly loose steam when it comes to taking action…thank you for being a blessing sir….this year most definitely is different for me.

  • Dammy

    You are such a blessing to this generation, may God continue to enrich your mind to keep motivating us……

  • Hacc

    Quite overwhelming, it struck my consciousness and liberated my inner mind
    I’m blessed! You decorated my heart, Pastor.

  • Kayode Muyiwa

    Thanks so much sir , i am been inspired by your words of teaching and encouragement daily

  • Daniel Udochukwu

    I am fiscally, mentally, materially, financially, academically, all around inspired.I pray that God will empower you with more GREEN GRASS to feed us more. thanks and remain bless.

  • Suntol Styles

    i love this but Sir, i would like a one on one counseling with you

  • Mariam Olutunde

    Tank u sir. I’m always blessed anything I read or listening to ur word. U are a blessing to ds generation.

  • Alfred

    Thank you Sir. god bless you for being a blessing!

  • Alfred

    God bless you I meant!

  • REMI

    This words are like petrol to my burning heart desires and biz plans for 2014,thank you sir,God bless you.

  • Peter Obor Eriba

    Thanks Sir, for this great information that is able to catapult one to Millionaire realm over night.

  • Abiodun Anani

    Good Day Sir, Thank you so much may the Lord continue to guard you Sir

  • Richard

    God bless you sir……….

  • Owolabi Sanusi

    Thank you sir. What a great informative tips to get there. God bless you and your team.

  • Ignatius

    Awesome and completely an epitome of truth.

  • Taiwo Temitope

    Thank you very much sir, God will bless you more and more IJN.Amen

  • IZAM EZEKIEL DAVID

    a big thanks to you sir.

  • Hope Agu

    I really love this and this have been helpful to me here in South Africa

  • ogochulwu lynda paul

    Sir, May the Good LORD continue to make you a blessing to Humanity.You have been quite a phenomenal inspiration.Greater Heights Ahead.

  • Susan

    you are a blessing to this generation sir..

  • Eseh

    I can imagine how transformed Nigeria will be if someone like you sir, have a duplicates in the 36 States of Nigeria. Preaching, Teaching, Training and Mentoring others. Though you are impacting the entire nation. But I mean going down to interior places to reach out to the unreached. And also transfer the same knowledge to them, because some are still short of this blessings in your messages. I wish we have youth leaders of your caliber.

    Keep blessing others and God will never seize from blessing you greatly.

  • ISRAEL

    Wao. This is remarkable, I’ve come into a new living of life, & am so impressed that people like you are in this nation Nigeria welcome to our world and thank you very much for this level of transformation. God bless you.

  • victor famodile

    thank you so much sir for give-in mi the word

  • Olaide Azeez

    I can see the world with new eye, thanks you Sir you are blessing to this generat

  • rose nicole

    Thank u Sir,it has stimulated the desire to move ahead in me

  • Luka DALANG

    I am practicing it by the grace of God. My Sam has concurred .

  • Toyin

    I’m reading this message second time,first I came across it in my super achievers book,now I know God is passing something across to me.thanks pastor n God bless u sir.

  • Josh

    Action is required by me,thank you sir

  • nononesence

    May God continue to increase you in wisdom and understanding.
    Am blessed. God bless you the more sir.

  • Taiwo Kalejaiye

    Pastor Sam,

    These quote is the most powerful quote i have ever read in my life “A beautiful future will not create itself”.

    I am going to make this my watchword going forward, and ensure i take action on all of my dreams.

    We must take over territories together now!

  • Adekunle Oyelami

    Thank you so much Sir for this message. A timely reminder and a big Word of encouragement today. God bless you and continue to make you a fountain of Wisdom in this generation.

  • Lifted Gabriel

    You are just a blessing to generations. Thanks so much sir

  • Ulelu Chinomso

    Thank you Sir for the timely word! May God continue to enrich you with
    wisdom. Your life transforming messages have changed my thinking and
    actions especially as it relates to goal setting. I will yet send in my
    testimonies in due time. God bless you Sir.

  • Stephen Odawn

    Excellent and inspiring.Every sentence,sent sense to my spine. God helping me i will make the move. i must create waves in this side of eternity and the time is NOW! God’s grace to you sir.

  • shehu Akowe

    Wow, what an inspired pieces! More—-More—-wisdom in Jesus name.

  • Kingsley

    This is nugget of wisdom and it is inspiring. Thank you Sir

  • emmanuel

    thanks so much for your words of wisdom. with this knowledge i can see the light

  • bimbo

    You are an inspiration Sir. Thank you and God bless you.

  • Kelvin

    I am getting transformation through this coaching program. God bless you sir.

  • abarowe increase

    Thank you sir. Can’t thank you enough

  • chukwuka

    This is great sir. There wouldn’t have been a better way to say this.