Thursday, July 31, 2008

Plans without Action Is Like . . .

The other day I was traveling with my boys and we were stuck in traffic. One of my son's asked me why there was so much traffic. I replied it was because it was Rush Hour. To my reply he said, "Mom, if it's Rush Hour, why isn't anyone rushing?" Oh, the wisdom of a 6 year old.

Yesterday, I was listening to Bob Proctor on Goal setting. He discussed why people don't succeed in goal setting. He commented that there are people who are waiting for everything to be perfect before they implement the plan. So they are so busy planning they never get doing. He then told a story that pulled it all together for me. Quite frankly, I never heard it or thought of it before. He noted that when Henry Ford sold his first car there were no paved roads like we have today. In fact, the roads were dirt and gravel. Yet, he had a vision and kept true to the vision. So he sold the cars, knowing that if he built them the roads would come. And in deed a few million cars later, we have plenty of paved roads. If he waited till someone else caught his vision and paved roads in case there would be cars, we might not be where we are today.

Are you waiting for everything to be perfect? I say plan and implement. Launch and adjust the sails as you go. Without action, you will not reach all the great goals you have.

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