Just do it!
You know, as I write this now, things are good. I feel very satisfied with myself. You see, I had a number of things I needed to do this week. A mixture of urgent, important and the ones that I couldn’t be bothered to do and had been putting off for as long as possible. We all have them! So, I decided to get my head down and not look up until I had crossed one thing off from each category. Seemed simple enough.
The urgent things always have something more important in the way and the couldn’t be bothered ones just annoy me. The trick is to plough through. Once I did manage to get one of each done I felt good. Relaxed almost. So I did another one from each list and then another until I realised one of the lists was empty! I kept working along that vain and all of a sudden, I have some spare time. Not much mind, but some! I also have that fantastic feeling you get when you know you have finished all those little annoying jobs.
So – The point…
The reason for my senseless and seemingly pointless story is simple. One of the biggest things stopping companies from moving forward isn’t lack of time, money or talent (except maybe in the case of British Gas….) but rather the lack of someone to stand up and just make things happen.
Most of the time people don’t do things, it’s down to not being sure that what they want to do is right. The fear of how it could affect your business / job if you make the wrong decision. It’s a valid thought, but it so often stops things from happening.
It’s better to make a wrong decision, than no decision at all. At least then you’ve moved something forward, it’s not stuck in the same rut anymore. And more often than not, it will go right.
The key here is to be persistent. You may often find that some people have trouble letting you take a project forward in such a rapid way, but do your job right and they will thank you for it. You also have the advantage that once you’ve done it the first time they wont doubt you again!
So – to sum up. Get off your arse and do it. You wont believe how much of a difference it will make to your business!