If 4 frogs are sitting on a log and one decides to leap off in to the pond, how many are left?
The answer is 4…deciding is a thought, it is not an action.
I attended a conference recently where one of the speakers asked this riddle. ….deciding to do something doesn’t create action….the decision must lead to the very first Action Step. So as long as the frog was sitting there deciding the # remained the same.
What Decisions will you make for 2013?
What Action Steps will you take?
You don’t want to be sitting in the same place 12 months from now. Let the Actions begin!
We all have brilliant plans, plans that can change our lives but many times those plans stay on the hard drives of our brain…never to see paper and ink. They become Opportunities lost. Dreams unfulfilled!
It doesn’t have to be that way in 2013. If you decide and then take action, great things will happen.
Don’t wait for someone else. You take control and make it happen.
From Decision to Action Life Coaching Activity
- What have you decided to do in 2013?
- Ink it! Get it out of your thoughts and on paper. This is your Goal.
- List all of the Action Steps you need to reach this Goal.
- Take each of these Action Steps and break them down into smaller Action Steps.
- Create a time line for each Action Step. In your calendar indicate completion times.
- Make it happen!
Be kind to yourself as you move forward. If you hit a speed bump in the road, slow down but don’t stop, keep moving in your direction.
Caution: Many times we underestimate just how long it will take to complete an Action Step. Everyone works at a different pace. Judge your time for completion based on your past experience. This is all about you and for you.