Every big job- whether it is operating a business, high-level executive position, or even a government position —requires a man who thinks action.
Every interviewer looks for the quality of action, no matter how well the interviewee speaks, or how pleasant his personality is, at the back of the mind the interviewer thinks—will he do the job?
Will he follow through?
Can he get results? Ultimately that’s what matters.
Excellent ideas are not enough.
I know many people who had this “great idea”
But how many of them act upon it. VERY FEW
They postpone it, giving themselves excuses, and before they know it, they have spiraled them into talking out of this “great idea”!
Remember this phrase: Action precedes action.
Its law of nature. Use mechanical force to start your mind engine.
Get into the act.
I can think of countless small little things where earlier I used to postpone them.
But now, I simply go through the motion of these unpleasant tasks, and before I know it, I am into those tasks and even killing it:)
Successful People Build Routines, Not Willpower
Try it, if you are in business. You need to be a self-starter.
A wise one man once said, 50% of the work is just showing up.
So if you don’t feel like going to your office just keep showing up, I promise you things will eventually improve.
Not feel like working out?
Put your shoes on, and simply go to the gym.
I can almost guarantee that your gym attendance will drastically improve for this year.
Afraid to make THAT call??
Well, just make that call.
Of course some kind of preparation is important, but delay it beyond a point and you may end up feeling guilty later on.
The saying “ something is better than nothing” rightly fits in this scenario.
A rough draft is better than an empty page. That draft gives you something to work on when you open up later. Thats how I write 500 words almost daily.
If I don’t feel like writing this is what I do:
I open up my Mac pick up a topic and simply start writing whatever comes to my mind.
And before I know it I am in the flow. It doesn’t work every time, but hey at least i did something.
Over time it adds up to a significant amount.
What do you think about the action habit.
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