Get up and do
There are a thousand ways you can talk yourself out of taking action. Yet there is just one way to truly move forward, and that is to go ahead and take action.
It’s great to be smart, informed, and thoughtful. It’s not that great to think things through so much and to second-guess yourself so much that you never get anything done.
You can find plenty of ways to justify your procrastination. Yet even if it’s perfectly reasonable and understandable, it’s still procrastination.
The secret to moving forward is not found in some clever technique. The secret to moving forward is to get up and go, get up and do, get up and create value.
Be smart, but don’t be so focused on being smart that you fail to put your wisdom and intelligence to good, productive use. Be smart, and then act smart, and follow through on your brilliant thinking.
Instead of just thinking about it and eventually letting the thought die, get up and do it. Put your thoughts into action and transform them into solid, lasting value.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
Although the cosmic currents aren’t as strong as they were yesterday, we are still riding an optimistic wave of energy that’s rolling in from the uplifting Sagittarius Moon. We aren’t inclined to stop and calculate our odds for success before taking a risk, since the idea of having an adventure is better than doing nothing at all. Fortunately, harmonious lunar aspects later in the day indicate a positive outcome if we maintain a sense of balance.
You have a lot going on in your life now, and yet you’re still very enthusiastic about what’s ahead. Even though your current trajectory is leading you into exciting new territory, it’s going to take a while for you to reach your goals. Keep in mind that there’s no time for distracting yourself with unimportant frivolities. Procrastination is tempting, but self-discipline is required if you’re going to deliver what you promised.
You might be concerned with what happens next in an existing personal or business relationship. Even if you’re pleased that the everyday routine is functioning smoothly now, you can’t help but still want more. It’s beneficial to reach beyond existing assumptions and limitations. Although there may be good news right around the corner, you must take the initiative and extend yourself to receive it.
It feels as if a world of possibilities is opening up in front of you now and you’re able to get a hint of what your future might be like. However, it may not seem like the vision is really yours because it probably is shared with you by a friend or co-worker. Unfortunately, you could easily miss a significant piece of information if you’re distracted by your own thoughts. Listen carefully and be receptive to what you hear so that you know what steps to take next.
Your first reaction to a new opportunity at work could be one of uncertainty because you think that others are in denial about the amount of effort that will be required to complete the job right. You’re tempted to set them straight if you believe that they’re leaving out important details, but this might make you sound more negative than you actually feel. Don’t respond immediately; take time and consider how to speak your truth in a constructive and positive manner.
Your straightforward approach can be somewhat disconcerting to someone close to you today. You have a good sense of what you want and could surprise yourself by taking a chance and expressing your feelings. Just remember that your overtures are more likely to succeed if you adopt a more cautious attitude that allows time for processing along the way. It may be challenging to contain your energy now, but you must slow down and create a strong foundation instead of building a castle on shifting sand.
It’s uncharacteristic of you to become so enthused about your future that you’re tempted to start something new without regard for your regular sense of caution. Although you’re eager to act with spontaneity today, it’s not a smart idea to move ahead until you have all of the facts. The more advanced planning you do now, the better the results.
You might believe that you can get away with almost anything now because your air of confidence can clear previously insurmountable obstacles from your path. But your positive attitude won’t fix everything; you aren’t invincible. Don’t waste energy trying to reach unrealistic goals; instead make sure your plans are sensible and that you can complete whatever you start.
There is a fork in the road that requires you to choose the difficult path or the easier one. At first it seems like a straightforward decision, but the curves ahead obscure your vision. Wherever you want to go today, you have a better chance of getting there if you follow the map. Ultimately, the level of difficulty doesn’t matter. What’s important is taking concrete steps to simplify your life.
You can make an inspiring assessment of what’s happening in your life today with the Moon in your visionary sign. You’re in touch with your needs and can clearly communicate them to others in a concise manner. However, this is not the right time to waste energy on lighthearted frivolities, even if you’re in a good mood and feel ready to party. Instead, concentrate on what’s most significant; a serious approach will take you further now than one based upon humor.
Your imagination can reveal the truth today, even if you’re just daydreaming, as the opinionated Sagittarius Moon forms a supportive sextile with your key planet Saturn. But even if you know what’s happening, you may not be ready to tell anyone else yet since the Moon is hiding in your 12th House of Secrets. Keeping your perspective to yourself until tomorrow allows you to refine your thoughts until they’re ready for prime time viewing.
The Moon’s visit to your communal 11th house indicates that social networks are a lifeline to your future as friends and acquaintances encourage you to reach for the stars. However, it’s not really important if you’re able to turn your fantasies into reality today. Either way, it’s exhilarating to feel free enough to allow your thoughts to show you what’s possible tomorrow. Save your practicality for another day; being visionary in your thinking is enough for now.
You are ambitiously looking ahead so you can map out the exact details of your strategy. Thankfully, you are thinking beyond the limitations of your current job as you try to figure out your place in the world. But setting your expectations too high could leave you feeling disappointed. Nevertheless, dream big; just put your plan into action one small step at a time.