Execution. You’ve visualized, found belief deep inside, planned, researched, and maybe even pray. Nothing, as we know, will happen until we take action. And yet sometimes we just don’t do it. We go on we spend more time planning, crunching the numbers, and allowing, sometimes at least, that little voice inside to delay our plans. Fear sets in and for some reason we just don’t move ahead.
In the words of Dr. Jerry Schwartz “action cures fear”. Action is what must take place in order to succeed. And all it takes is just that one step. Recall the well-known metaphor of traveling from New York to Los Angeles at night. You know you have a 5000 mile trip to take. But taking it at night you can only see 100 m at a time. And yet you’re on the path, you know you will reach your destination, step-by-step, inch by inch. And all it takes are those small, incremental, little steps. Those little bits of action. And once you take action you not only move forward, but you gain tremendous confidence in your path, in your direction.
I know someone who wants put on their resume they spent 2 to 4 hours every day in “continuing education”. This person was very well read, thought of as very intelligent even. But he never got anything done. He knew all the theory, all the methodologies, all the reasons why it can be done.
But without putting that knowledge into action there was in essence no real use to that knowledge. So yes, you got a crunch the numbers, you got a plan. But don’t forget action is what counts. Will actually let me correct myself, results is what counts. But you can only achieve results by taking action.