One of the foundations of manifesting the life we want is to take action. We can embrace and practice all the principles and ideas behind the Law of Attraction, but no matter how much we want our lives to become what we desire, no matter how much we practice visualization, we cannot be truly affective in the power of our own creativity without taking action.
The interesting part is figuring out what degree of action to take. Do we tread lightly and cautiously, or do we leap in with both feet? There are circumstances where our own reticence to take action is based on our fears. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of loss, fear of change, fear of the unknown. Although we may want very much to take our lives in a different direction, fear can often step in front of our desires, shouting with a much louder voice and paralyzing us. It is when we cannot move forward, bound by our own fears, that it may be appropriate to take a sudden lunge into action. The impulse stirs up the sediment that has settled on the path we need to take, lifting the dust and giving way to what direction we are now free to take.
Launching ourselves headlong into creating a major life change also lights a fire in us, ignited by our courage. A reminder of our courage to take action in the face of our fears reawakens confidence in us, which accelerates the momentum we have created. Even if our action takes us into a different place than we had anticipated, we can see several possible directions to go due to having a new vantage point. At the end of the day, we come to realize that the outcome we feared the most by taking action hardly ever comes to fruition, and we feel renewed and reenergized by throwing ourselves into our new endeavors, bring us that much closer to what we had desired in the first place.