Motivational Speakers – Ready, Fire and Then Aim
Ready, Fire and Then Aim
Lack of Knowledge is never a reason not to start
I have owned and successfully operated numerous businesses, in many different industries: from engineering, to manufacturing, to transport, to tourism, to the SCUBA diving industry, to consulting, to professional speaking and training, to mention only a few. Each time I entered each of these industries, I had none or very little first-hand knowledge about each one. I had no training or education in any of them prior to my entry into any of them.
I have always adopted an approach of Ready, Fire and then aim. Yes you need to invest time to create goals and plans, to help you achieve your vision, but never allow yourself to become trapped and paralysed by analysis.
Jump in, once you have a simple course charted and accept that the outcomes you achieve, will evolve and change along the way. In most cases, every time I have entered new industries or bought businesses, things changed and evolved so much along the way that the final result I achieved in each of these businesses, was completely different to what I had envisioned in the first place.
As Dwight D. Eisenhower said after the “D” day landings in Normandy, during the Second World War “Planning was indispensable before the battle began, but once the first cannons were fired, the plans were worthless”. What this means is that you can never approach any goal or project without first planning how you will tackle it, yet once you actually begin to take action, things are dynamic and will change, so accept that you will need to bob and weave your way to success, using your plan as only a guide.
You cannot see the top – but Start anyway
You can seldom see the full staircase, when you start climbing it. The way to get to the top, requires you to plot a course to get you to the base of the staircase and to show you how to take that first step. Once you have taken that first step, just keep repeating that positive activity and take a second and a third step and so on. As you keep taking one step after another and you ensure that you are stepping the right height and moving in the right direction, you will eventually reach the top of any staircase, no matter how long it may be.
Take action daily and you will eventually achieve any goal. The mere act of jumping in and getting starting, will allow you to achieve the goal you have dreamt about and created for yourself. All that is required is a commitment to daily, inspired goal specific activity and any goal is achievable.
Make it Fun and Don’t Give Up until you Succeed
To successfully achieve all your goals, requires consistent and persistent effort on your part. So if you want to make the journey more pleasant and sustainable, find ways to create an atmosphere of fun, excitement and real deep passion around this process. When you do this, it changes the concept of that dirty four letter word called work, into something enjoyable, and fulfilling. Something you will eagerly want to participate in doing daily.
I know it sounds counter intuitive, where you get to make work fun, but when you can find creative ways to make the work involved in achieving your goals every day, enjoyable. The journey towards super achievement becomes fun and easy.
Many organisations such as Zappos shoes, Caribou Coffees and Google have introduced the concept of fun in the workplace. They encourage people to enjoy their work daily. As you know all these businesses have shown exponential growth since they opened their doors for business. You too can achieve greatness and enjoy the process of reaching it, if you make the work fun.
Author: Andrew Horton Motivational Speakers
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