Updated: Sep 4, 2018
One of the simplest & most important secrets to success in any discipline is ACTION. Just the simple act of doing. Leadership is essentially nothing more than swift & responsible decision-making that in turn creates consistent action.
It’s often easy to procrastinate and over-think things. Research shows that often the most successful people are those who simply try many different approaches until they find one that works.
People often look at business leaders & successful people and wonder how and why they are so successful – a large part of this is that they simply choose to take action. Instead of talking and thinking about what they could achieve, they do something about it.
Another important aspect is to not try to over-control the outcome.
It’s all very well to take action but if you focus too much on a specific outcome, you’re likely to compromise your personal happiness. If you’re so focused on achieving a certain outcome then you will often miss out on other opportunities, that in the long run could provide you with more success. This approach does involve a certain amount of ‘letting go’. Essentially, we should take control initially by initiating action, but then let go and remaining open to the outcome.
So, here are five things you can do today to take action towards a goal:
Choose something and take action immediately!
Don’t get blocked by negative feelings of fear or “what ifs”.
Don’t worry if your idea isn’t 100% perfect, it never will be! But you can adjust it as you move forward.
Remember to be open to different outcomes.
Learn from your choices, the experience will be priceless.