Soft Skills Ltd

From knowing to doing

From knowing to doing

Becoming action oriented

Recently after going to bed much later than I am used to; I showed up in a virtual meeting all groggy and sleepy. One of my colleagues suggested I splash cold water on my face to clear the ‘cobwebs’ – I stared at him – do you think I needed to be told that? Of course not! I knew what to do – I just didn’t want to do it. I wanted to go back to sleep!

Very many times it is not that we do not know what needs to be done to accomplish our purposes; it is not doing what we already know.

I am sure you will agree with me if I suggest that there are still some goals in your life that you have not yet achieved – is this so?

Someone once said that success leaves clues – therefore the fastest way to succeed is not trial and error, it is studying what successful people have done before you and just doing the same.

Remember doing the same thing and expecting different results is madness. So, then we are in agreement that we all need to do some things differently.

Let us first look at a few things we know but don’t do:

There are a few areas in which we could use some action in our lives. 

For things to change you have to change. 

It is not what happens to you but what you do with what happens.

In order to archive any of what we are suggesting you have to be in control of yourself – you have to be self-driven – let’s break it down:

You are all getting the same opportunity here. But those who do best at it are those who will take the action needed.

You must be willing to do things today

What others won‘t do in order to have something tomorrow

What others won’t have.

Les Brown