Don’t be THAT GUY . . . Stop SAYING and start DOING

Duct tape mouthAre you someone who talks a big game? If not, I’m pretty sure that you know someone that constantly says what they are going to do.

You know what I’m talking about, THAT GUY that always talks about doing this and that. THAT GUY who always has the big idea, big dream, and big goals. Unfortunately in most cases, and much to his chagrin, he really doesn’t accomplish anything.

Sounds like THAT GUY has a chronic case of the ol’ DND. The often overlooked diagnoses, being a Dreamer NOT a Doer.

Don’t be THAT GUY . . .  stop saying and start doing!

Trust me I’ve been there. Sometimes taking action can be hard. You let your guard down and before you know it, you find yourself driving down Procrastination Highway on your way to Lazyville. Not a quality trait any man wears well.

Leonardo Da Vinci once said,  “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”  Yes I know that S%!# happens but things seldom happen on their own. To get things done you need to take action.

If you don’t want to be THAT GUY, and you actually want be a person of accomplishment, you need to outsmart your paralysis. The hardest part can be just starting, but if you are intentional and develop a bias towards action momentum will be your friend.

I once read that if you replace the Finish Line with the Starting Line you can actually get more things done. Instead of setting the intention to finish something, resolve to start. Instead of thinking about how far you are from the finish line, concentrate on starting. It’s like getting started on a run, getting past that initial Ugh moment and out the door is painful, but once you have started it gets easier. The more often you start, the easier things get finished.

Whether you’re facing down a deadline or just trying not to waste too much time getting something done, a little extra attention and willpower will help you get through your tasks. When willpower wanes, focus on WHY you are doing something and how what you are doing relates to your WHY.

It’s important that we all understand the WHY. Why are you doing this, who are you doing it for and what is the benefit. A quote from Tony Robbins says it best,  “If you have a strong enough “Why”, you’ll find the ‘How’”.

Knowing your WHY keeps you going during tough times and knowing your WHY is key to achieving your goals. Focusing on the WHY puts your mind to better use and creates a positive attitude. Going in to something with a positive attitude certainly makes it easier to take action.Your motivational WHY’s will fuel your speed, extra effort, and determination as you move forward. If you want some clues to help you find your WHY check out my post on “What’s your WHY”

Take some advice from Walt Disney who once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”. Focus your attention on starting and let your WHY’s be your motivation.  Don’t be THAT GUY, stop saying and start doing.

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