Over the past few weeks I have talked about how I am really studying the upcoming six months. Today, I am taking a stand and cutting back on reading. I read too many articles, emails, text messages, posts, etc. It is literally consuming my time. I am quickly realizing that I need to move on.
I have some goals both personally and professionally that I have talked about for months, I have seen results but not at the pace I would like to see. I think it is important to read, I think it is another to execute. Over the past few months I have noticed a trend toward being more of a student and less of a worker who completes tasks.
Today, I am raising my expectations of myself and the others around me. I want more results. In the past I have been very cautious, but in order to see results sooner I need to take those next steps and execute and see my thoughts turn into actions.
One of my goals over the next few weeks is to be a man of action and really watch closely how I use my time. I need to be involved in work that produces results. I do not want to be a person who looks on from the sidelines.
I am also finding that I need to be much more passionate about taking action. I think back to some of the great coaches I had. Many of these coaches set specific goals and worked on specific items in practices. The end result was watching this hard work come to fruition in games. I also think back to those coaches who gave long speeches before and after games. I think the message often got lost with the players because they could not stay focused on the tasks at hand. This is another good reminder for me that action always trumps words.
Some of the items I am going to focus on:
- Define short term goals and assign/delegate to others
- Evaluate processes
- Set marketing and sales objectives
- Focus on specific projects and start measuring today.
This article will be short because I need to move on and see how this process can get started today. I hope to write a continuation to this article and let you know what I saw through this process.