So maybe you've started thinking that there has to be another way. It shouldn't have to be this hard, this frustrating, this ..... exhausting! You've picked up a bunch of knowledge and ideas from around the traps and you've been mulling them over.
But now what? What are you going to tackle next?
My challenge to you is to stop thinking about it and take action. Take action in the direction of your goals. Strategic action is best, but any action is better than none. After all, to quote decision making expert Russell Boon -
And history tells us that success and achievement is closely correlated with action.
It's rarely about -
- How much you know,
- How big your network,
- How big a game you are able to talk,
- How perfect your LinkedIn profile,
- How creative you are,
- How loud your voice,
- How skilled you are right now, or
- How stylish you are, or even
- How confident you feel.
It's what you do with all those things that truly counts.
With the rise in information freely available, the rapid pace of change, constant drains on our attention via digital platforms, reduced downtime and the increase of ambiguous environments in which we operate - experts and researcher estimate that the cost of inertia is increasing in both personal and business.
Your proclivity for proactivity is what will make you more successful in the long run.
So what action will you take this week towards Stepping Up, Speaking Out and Taking Charge?
Then just do it.
Then eat, sleep, do it again and repeat the next day until you achieve what ever it is you have set out to achieve.
You can think about climbing your mountain. You can read about it, talk to experts about it and even watch videos about climbing mountains. But until you go tackle your mountain, it's only supposition.
As the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart, famously said
Feminine leadership superpowers + action = priceless