Action-Oriented Living: Making Every Moment Count


It’s easy to get caught up in routines and stay beholden to your obligations.

With so much constant chaos, it can be difficult to slow down, but when you don’t?

You miss out on quite a lot.

At times, you may feel like you’re just watching life pass you by

even though you’re constantly on the move,

and you’re not alone in those feelings.

A lot of people are struggling with the same thoughts,

but here, we’ll discuss how you can make every moment count.

Action-oriented living is the principle that life is made up of a series of moments.

The quality of that life is wholly determined by who you engage with each of those moments.

Rather than drifting through life passively,

you can practice action-oriented living,

which requires you to take deliberate steps

to be an active participant in your own life experience.

Action-oriented living demands mindfulness,

it requires self-awareness,

and you have to fully commit to engaging in everything you tackle in life.

All of this will feed into a heightened awareness of the moment you’re in presently,

which is precisely what action-oriented living is all about.

Setting & Pursuing Goals

There are many facets to action-oriented living,

but the first is setting and pursuing goals.

Not just any goals, though,

they need to be meaningful.

Rather than sitting back and allowing life to happen however it happens,

you can identify your aspirations and set goals to work towards.

Whether you’re chasing career advancement,

meaningful relationships,

or personal growth,

the ability to set meaningful goals

Pursue them until you achieve them will give you purpose and direction.

This way of living encourages you to break goals down into small, baby steps –

with more manageable steps,

you ensure you’re taking consistent steps towards achieving your goals.

A lot of people get caught up in the false belief

that taking action requires huge achievements and grand gestures.

It doesn’t.

That’s truly a trap to keep you stuck exactly where you are.

You can make small, positive decisions every day

and make a difference in your life.

Choose things that align with your core values.

Choose things that contribute to your well-being,

whether it’s a healthy meal,

getting exercise,

or building meaningful relationships.

Every little positive choice you make will accumulate

and that cumulative effect is powerful.

Leave Your Comfort Zone

How often do you leave your comfort zone?

How willing are you to leave your comfort zone?

It’s an important part of building an action-oriented life.

Leaving your comfort zone is a challenge,

but life is supposed to be challenging.

So, don’t be afraid to embrace uncertainty.

Don’t be afraid to see challenges and go after them –

they’re opportunities for development and growth!

By stepping out of your comfort zone,

you’re empowering yourself to uncover your true potential.

Just as importantly, you may uncover traits and skills you had no idea you were hiding!


There are close ties between resilience and action-oriented living,

partly because you will experience failure

when you throw yourself at life with the vigor action-oriented living requires.

But failure isn’t the end of the story,

it’s just the beginning of a new chapter.

An obstacle isn’t insurmountable,

it’s simply a diversion and you might have to take an annoying detour,

but you can arrive in the same place you always intended.

Resilience is all about bouncing back when faced with adversity.

Living an action-oriented life hinges on resilience,

but it also fuels your resilience –

the two work hand-in-hand.

Present Moment Living

And finally, the cornerstone of your new way of life – present-moment living!

Your day is probably teeming with distractions.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re constantly stimulated.

It’s easy to lose grip and to lose sight of the present

when everything is happening everywhere, all at once.

Mindfulness is key to unlocking this aspect of action-oriented living.

Mindfulness will help you fully engage with the present and enhance every moment,

deepening your connection with life, people, and nature.

Final Thoughts

There are many benefits to choosing an action-oriented life.

When you fully engage with your life and pursue your passions,

there’s nothing that can stop you.

This principled way of living hinges on your ability to pursue your goals,

and making conscious decisions that align with your values.

Commit to the present,

leave your comfort zone, and push yourself.

Call this a call to action-oriented living – take the journey and make it all count.