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Think. Act. Live.

September 19, 2010
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What are you waiting for? Go ahead. You can do it. I know you can. Do you?

Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.

~Brian Tracy

As long as you think before you act, there’s no reason not to act decisively. I don’t know about you, but I continually come face-to-face with people who are stuck in a recurring deadly cycle of analysis paralysis.

Facing Decisions and Failing

This debilitating condition all but renders the person useless when faced with a decision. Any decision.

  • Should we create a direct mailer or send an e-mail? Uhhh…
  • Should we inform not only this audience but that one of the change? Uhhh…
  • Which image better elicits the action we’re trying to achieve? Uhhh…
  • What should we call this new product? Uhhh….
  • Italian or Chinese? Uhhh….

Without the ability to make concrete, confident decisions, we rob ourselves – and our clients – of the ability to truly live. To enjoy our work, revel in the progress we’re making and see the fruits of our labor. Without the ability to make concrete, confident decisions, there’s often no fruits to enjoy because nothing’s been decided and nothing’s been done.

No Risk. No Reward.

We were each hired to accomplish a job. To serve a purpose. To contribute to the overall success of the company.

Well? What are you waiting for?

Think about the decision in front of you. Weigh the pros and the cons. Understand the worst-case scenario with decision A and decision B. Understand the best-case scenario with those same decisions.

Then act. Accept the responsibility. Accept the risk. Be brave. Know that even if the decision doesn’t yield perfect results, you can learn from it. Improve on it. Move on.

And live.

After all, fortune favors the brave.

Do you agree? Disagree? Drop me a comment.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Okoli chiamaka E permalink
    May 18, 2012 1:08 pm

    Think act live

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