First published on the ABN Her Business Blog
Les McKeown author of “Predictable Success’ wrote the following as a blog post:
Forget the word ‘better’.
You’re already better.
Embrace the word ‘do’.
What a great blog post and he got me thinking (he always does). This time of year is always about planning for the year ahead. I love planning, in fact it can become quite addictive. So addictive it makes you inactive. Plan, plan, plan until the cows come home. Is that you? Are you addicted to the process of planning? Are you trying to be better at something in 2011? Stop, stop being better, you are there, go and do!
My commitment to 2011 is to simply ‘do’.
Do is a fabulous word, it means to execute, effect, perform (an act, action). Such a powerful word, just imagine if we were to “do” everyday; executing projects, affecting change, performing outside our comfort zone, acting on an opportunity, taking action on those plans. How would that feel? What we once thought impossible is not even thought about; just done. Our comfort zone disappears as we are too busy doing to get too comfortable. Sounds scary doesn’t it? And it will be, but if we can commit to “do” we can make a phenomenal impact on the world around us, serve those people that we are meant too, pay it forward, use our skills and knowledge to affect change in others.
I want to help small business owners, and I know I do already, but I want to “do” more. I want to step out there into my greatness, assist as many small business owners as possible; this is it, this is the year. And I am; it’s already started and this blog post is just one of the steps.
This reminds me of my theme song lyrics from Miley Cyrus ‘The Climb”:
There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb