The Painful and Crippling Cost of Inaction « The Blog of Matthew Loop

The Painful and Crippling Cost of Inaction

While reflecting back over the past 6 years I’ve been immersed in online marketing, I couldn’t help think about the average majority of people that never take strategic action. You know, those that are just waiting and trying to calculate the perfect time to make things happen.

An important lesson I learned early on was to develop a plan of action and follow-through each day. You’d be surprised at how much it ads up in the long-run.

It’s funny, when I look back at my content from 2005 / 2006, I don’t particularly care for most of it. The videos aren’t exceptional quality either. You can tell I was getting my feet wet but I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me.

The most important thing is that I took action. I wasn’t waiting for the “perfect” moment.

Many full-time internet marketer “hopefuls” still don’t think about the painful and crippling cost of their inaction. Meaning, how much is it costing them to remain where they’re at struggling, living a mediocre quality of life?

How much more frustration do people unnecessarily endure when they don’t have to?

How is their health being affected by the emotional stress that accompanies inaction?

How much more money could they be making if they just  had a proven, step-by-step blueprint to follow?

How much more time could be spent enjoying life to the max with loved ones, if they had highly effective systems in place that worked 24/7 so they didn’t have to?

These are the types of questions people need to ask. Investing in an experienced-base education to “buy speed” and fast-track results is such a better and wiser choice than putting yourself through the ringer.

Don’t get sucked into the whole “analysis paralysis” vortex. That’s crippling and nothing ever winds up getting done when your head is in that space.

The universe loves speed so don’t be afraid to pull the trigger and make fast decisions.

You would not believe how many chiropractors and aspiring internet marketers email me about a problem they face. Then, I give them the answer or show them the path to the solution.

Lo and behold a few months go by and I get basically the same damn email email saying they don’t know what do. Or, they’re stuck on the same problem.

I feel like saying…. “Dude, get off your ass and do something!!” or “Shit or get off the pot” as the old saying goes.

I’m not interested in whining, excuses, or “I don’t have the money.” People always have the money if it’s a priority and important enough.

Let’s be honest. It flat-out sucks to not live up to your fullest potential. It’s a rude awakening of disappointment and an awful feeling. I know, as I used to walk in those shoes.

On a side-note, I feel bad for all the college graduates out there that invest $10,000 / year for a socially acceptable university education only to get out and not have a job.

What about the $40,000 in student loans you’ve accrued listening to people talk about “business” when your instructor hasn’t actually built a profitable company, but been an employee all his life.

Does that make sense to learn from someone with hardly any real world experience? Of course not!

I used to be delusional and have an unfair attitude regarding those that didn’t go to college. I was young and inexperienced. Once I became an entrepreneur though, I learned that university students are the ones that usually ended-up working for the college drop-outs.

How crazy is that??

Yes, there’s something to be said about a formal education, but the university system is lacking and may be an endangered species as times evolve.

Here’s just a taste of what having a STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN AND TAKING ACTION has allowed me to experience:

Relaxing in Punta Cana, one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world

Hot air balloon adventure in Arizona

Spending quality time with friends / family in Fort Lauderdale

Museo del Oro in Bogota, Colombia

Exotic Costa Rican excursion near Arenal Volcano

Outdoor dream wedding in Sedona with the perfect woman

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Dinner on the beach at Ritz Cancun

Chillin’ with the top marketers in the world at Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

Taking a helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

The bottom line is that you can live life how you want on your terms. There’s never a shortage of opportunity. You need to make the decision now as to whether you want it sooner rather than later.

So, next time you feel sorry for yourself remember, you do have a choice. Inaction causes severe pain, more than we realize many times.

Lastly, life’s too short to be boring. Don’t live full of regrets. Do what it takes to put yourself in a position to live the life you’ve always imagined for yourself today. No more excuses.

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About the Author

Matthew Loop is an author, speaker, philanthropist, and the highest paid social media revenue strategist in North America. He helps brands, startups, celebrities, and small business owners multiply their influence, impact, and income by harnessing the power of the Internet. Connect with him on Instagram, Twitter and Google+.

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3 Responses to “The Painful and Crippling Cost of Inaction”

  1. Matthew,

    You must have read my mind. I so needed this post of encouragement today.Sometimes life and business can feel like swimming in tar. But, it is always nice to know I am not the only one who think and walks “off the beaten path” of conformity.

  2. Thanks Matt!

    It makes me feel better about some of the content I have out there now! The pictures are great. Makes me want to get right down to business today, so I can take some great pictures like those myself.

    Doug Y.

  3. Matthew Loop says:

    Doug, Joseph… Glad you both enjoyed the post :)

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