Most of us have good intentions.
We want things to be a certain way
and we don’t hesitate to share those
desires with our friends, family and
colleagues. In fact, we often create
ceremonies, write blogs and join
groups just to share our intentions.
BY MICHAEL STAVER
While this attitude is admirable, it is
important to evaluate your willingness
to achieve your goals.
You say you want your company
Talk or personal productivity to improve,
your life to be less stressful, your body
to be more toned, and so on. But the
big question is: Are you willing to do
what’s necessary to transform your
desires into results? Therein lies the
difference between existing in a wispy
dream state and actually achieving
some hard, measurable results.
At NSA’s Annual Convention, I
have observed people feverishly taking notes about everything they want
to do in their business. The end result
is an overwhelming and overly aggressive to-do list. In the Q&A period of a
breakout session one year, an attendee
asked the speaker why he shared the
most personal details of his business
and business plan with his competition. The speaker laughed, “Because
I know that no one in this room will
do even 10 percent of what I am sharing with you despite your best intentions!” Everyone snickered at the blatant truth of his comment.
Why do we thrive on good intentions, but fail to execute the actions
to realize them? The answer is simple:
Most people lack the willingness, focus,
Are you willing to take
the necessary steps to
achieve your goals?