I have heard the phrase in so many ways.
- Do or or not, there is no try
- Action over Intent
- You are what you do, not what you say you will do
- A goal without a plan is just a wish
Each time I see or hear one of these phrases I am spurred to move forward. I am reminded that I have to get it out of my head, and into action.
Oh, but sometimes getting started is so hard. Why????
I don’t know about you, but for myself, I feel like I am drowning in F*E*A*R. Fear – False Evidence Appearing Real. While the plan looks good, Fear shows me it will fail. Fear even shows me if I succeed, I will do something to make it fail. And I stay in the ‘I want to’ mode.
Yes, I may fail. Failure is not fatal. It is something that did not work. So I learn what did work, and use it to move forward again.
Walt Disney was fired from Hallmark for not being creative enough, then went bankrupt with his own design company before he became the famous creator we know today.
Oprah Winfrey was released from her first TV job because she was “unfit for television”.
There are so many more similar stories. Financial guru Dave Ramsey tells how he became ‘an overnight success after 20 years of trying’.
The one thing each of these people did that I find myself not doing. Each one learned from their experience, applied their new-found wisdom, and continued to move forward.
What is holding you back? What will it take to move from “I want to” to “I will” and “I did”? Where will you go?