I recently listened to a well known politician while I was in an airport, making promises about how if only we raised taxes further, we could do X, Y, and Z… I thought, this is crazy. A gentleman standing next to me said the politician was lying. I asked how he knew that, and he quickly replied, “…because his lips were moving!”
Ben Franklin had some thoughts on this, which I will share later.
So often, we get caught up in the “spin” and just can’t separate fact from fiction. While it is always great to be right in every one of our decisions, often we overlook the cost of unnecessary delays. Even if we don’t get everything 100% right, we will likely learn something from the process. If we delay every decision until we have “all the facts,” we will likely take most of the profit out of the situation.
Additionally, we run the risk of being like the gentleman who was looking for the prefect wife. He searched & searched for years and finally found her. She was perfect in every way, he thought. There was just one problem. She wasn’t looking for him…
Given the speed at which items change today, can we afford to spend excessive time over-analyzing every decision? On the contrary, build your plan on what you want to achieve, establish the steps you need to take to get there, set dates for their completion and TAKE ACTION!
If you follow this procedure closely, I believe that most of the time, you will reach your objectives. Simply take responsibility for these steps and move forward. You will likely experience the following:
“Well Done is Better than Well Said.”
Set some new, positive goals for the rest of this year, project their outcomes, and then measure the results as well. Do it now, and as I suggested previously, what will happen?
You will likely find new solutions, refine your processes and make additional, positive improvements. I’ll look forward to seeing you at the finish line!
Let’s take your business to the Next Level!