Sit Down and Do It

Same advice, different day.

But sometimes we all need it delivered to our inbox, facebook, linkedin, twitter, instagram, whatever.

If you want something done, the best way to get it done is to sit down and do it.

That is all.

You are Never Done

The Coaching Seminar you attended.

The Leadership program you put in place in your company.

The team event that you did to bring everyone together.

The workshop you did on building new software tools.

You can do it once and let it be.

Let everyone on the team talk about it as some hallowed and sacred event that happened once in their lifetime, never to be seen again.

Or you can build on it, improve on it, try something new, introduce something old.

But you are never done, in fact, if your first of any of these was a resounding success shared by all of your team, it’s only the first step to something greater.

Start thinking Long Term

I wish I had better running endurance today.

I wish I could bench my own weight today.

I wish I had a better wrist shot today.

I wish I had better grammar today.

But I don’t (and many of us don’t either), where we want to be today we are not and that frustrates all of us to no end.

Even if we have put in months and months of effort already.

This isn’t about doubling down and working twice as hard ( but if you need it, that’s good too) it’s about thinking where you want to be tomorrow today.

Simply put – write down where you are today (or record it or something) – put it into a box for 6 months.

Six months from now are you still there?

No.

Rinse and Repeat baby, all day every day.

Stop thinking about the short-term today and start focusing on the long-term tomorrow.

 

Share your Progress

We don’t share the journey as much as we should.

We want to figure out the 40%, the 60%, the 90% and then let people in to see how we are doing.

Except we aren’t really asking for the input at that point.

We’re asking them for acceptance.

It’s hard to share your work when what’s in your head is much better than what’s on the screen – whether it be code, writing, artistry, the next great novel, whatever.

It’s hard.

But if you want to get better, faster, sooner and with feedback that won’t discourage but enhance the final outcome.

Start sharing your progress today.

No one is asking for you to share the world, the baby steps will do.

It’s this simple.