Sometimes You Have To Go It — Alone.

Max Mask, BSc, MBA.
5 min readJan 4, 2022
Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash

There are times when we simply have to do some important things on our own.

No one can grow for us. No one can change us but ourselves. No one can put us into those magic places defined by our dreams — except us.

If we are waiting for someone else to complete us, fulfill our dreams, or see us through our trials, hey, that is a recipe for disaster. Jim Rohn said,

“The best motivating is self-motivating. The guy says, ‘I wish someone would come by and turn me on.’ What if they don’t show up? You’ve got to have a better plan for your life.”

As I was thinking about one of my major goals for 2022, I realized I was doing a lot of waiting, and then I was doing some more waiting. This was a goal I had set in the middle to the later part of 2021 and the goal remains just that, a goal.

I was waiting for someone else, or something else, to show up. I wasn’t taking much action. In all honesty, I was hoping, looking for, and possibly even expecting a miracle or some sort of mental breakthrough. I was waiting for the circumstantial weather in my life to change.

Guess what — the weather didn’t change.

Action is the key to reaching our goals. More specifically, action is the key to reaching my goals. So that is what I have decided to do, take action. Here are a few good quotes as I ponder this topic…

Take Action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention. — Dr. Steve Maraboli

The path to success is to take massive, determined actions. — Tony Robbins

Action is the foundational key to all success. — Pablo Picasso

As I have mentioned before in my posts, I find that writing out my thoughts here on medium helps me to focus my mind and my intentions. So if you are reading this, thanks, but I am really writing this post to clear my head. My hope is, however, that you might get something out of it.

And, by the way, I think it would be fair for you to ask why I have not taken steps to realize this particular goal. Can you guess?

It’s fear.

Yes, I admit it. I am afraid. Actually, it's more than just fear, it is the…



Max Mask, BSc, MBA.

A millionaire on a quest to inspire others and share why and how I attained millionairehood. Engaged in the peaceful pursuit of abundant life. If I can so can u