Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Weekly Wrap Up - A bias for action.

This weeks podcasts have included
-    Hope, Dreams & Actions
-    Don’t just care-take, lead.
-    Have a bias for action.
-    Don’t hold yourself back.

The theme this week has been regarding my fundamental belief that you need to have a bias for action.

When I look at some of the people that inspire me Nelson Mandela, Rudy Giuliani, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and so on they all share one thing (at least) in common – a bias for action. They set goals and move towards them as a matter of daily life.

This doesn’t mean that they, you or I need to make great leaps each day but that we have a plan that has regularly achievable steps that helps us move towards our goal attainment.

The key here is both the plan and a genuine commitment to achieve the plan with an understanding that any motion forward, towards the goal, is better than inaction.

As our life experiences grow we quite often get caught up in the need to be right or to have all the ducks lined up before we move forward. This is in contrast to kids, take a baby for example, when they go to make their first step they aren’t held back by the possibility of failure or being wrong they just keep on trying until they can walk.

What is stopping you from walking, jogging, running towards your goals?  What can you do right now to move towards your goals?

If you’re not sure what to do why not start by building a simple plan and picturing what achieving it will look like and feel like. Your plan doesn’t need to be sophisticated it can simply be a list of steps, tasks if you will, that you need to complete and by when to achieve your goal.

Finally don’t beat yourself up if at first you are slow or even behind on completing a task, over time the momentum you build will help you make up any lost ground and before you know it you will have achieved your goal.

Finally if it’s better to have loved and lost than never have loved all -  it must also be true to have tried and not succeeded is better than have never tried at all.

I would love to hear how you have achieved your goals, so feel free to drop me a note.

Have a great week.

Jason Bradshaw

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