Thursday March 20, 2008 #20

“Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.”

~ Arnold Toynbee

Did you watch the Randy Pausch video on Tuesday’s JAM?  If so, you should be ready to learn 8 great ideas on how to take action now so you can experience achievement!

Learning to take action is critical to your long term success and happiness.  You are someone with incredible talents that will change your and others’ lives in so many incredible ways if you just get up and get on with it!  Here is the first of 8 action ideas to enable you to do just that.

Action Idea #1:  Clear the Deck

Often our lack of action is from being paralyzed by too many ideas, projects, etc.  With so many things competing for our attention we may do them all poorly or not at all.  When this occurs, try wiping out your list completely and start a new one, with just one idea or project on it.  Allow no distractions and attack that one item until it is done.  Then, move on to the next item and so on.  Do this for 1 day minimum and up to one week.  You can then rebuild your list of projects knowing that you have accomplished the highest priority projects.  This sense of accomplishment and confidence will spill over into your productivity for the next several weeks.  Try it!