During the Ultimate Women’s Conference earlier in February, one of the sponsors had a sign that said “What’s in the rearview mirror doesn’t matter”. This got me to thinking about how so many people spent time thinking about the past and what could have been if only they had taken action.
You can’t change the past but you can be the leader in your future. The cost of indecision and inaction can be huge! Only you can determine what that cost is to you.
Here are 5 reasons that business leaders don’t take action.
1. Not Enough Time
“Disciplined use of the time everybody else wastes can give you an edge. The now rich and famous writer of legal thrillers, Scott Turow, wrote his first novel using only his morning commutes into New York City on the train. All around him, others just killed the same time. For most people, these minutes don’t matter. But they can. So when you say to yourself ‘it’s only 10 minutes,’ you miss the entire point of time.” – Dan Kennedy
Planning is key to conquering this fear and will quite the Gremlin. Planning involves taking a large goal, breaking it down into manageable tasks and then taking small steps forward. As you take action, you review and reassess the results you achieve and rejig things along the way.
3. Need more time to plan
“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” Anthony Robbins
4. Lack of resources
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
5. Don’t want it bad enough
“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Brad Henry
Planning and time play key roles in achieving the success you want to achieve. Along the way, you have many opportunities to make decisions which will impact the end result. Keep your mind and eyes wide open and recognize when your Gremlin is getting in the way.
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