Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Getting Results

Getting results.  That's what it comes down to, right?  It's why we do all the stuff we do, right?  Well, I'm not so sure.  We tend to justify things.  We do stuff just because it's right there in front of us, not because it leads to accomplishing anything (see Social Media, X-Box, Doritos, etc., etc., etc.)  We get distracted by things that aren't necessarily bad in themselves, sometimes we even think they are the right things to be doing (like writing this blog post when there may be [is] something more important I should be doing).  

I have discovered the main reason we do this!  Are you ready?  Are you sure?  Okay, here it comes.... We don't get results because we either don't know what we're really trying to accomplish or we're afraid of what results will mean for us.  That's right, the real reason we don't get what we say we want is that then we'd have to CHANGE to get there.  Ouch!  That can't be right because I really want to succeed.

So have you ever clearly defined what success is for you or your organization?  Thought about what success would really mean... the impact it would have on your life?  If so and you're still not getting results, is it possible you're afraid to admit that you're afraid of not being able to handle the success you think you want?  Hard questions, but ones you need to confront if you want to break on through to the other side.  Let's go get results! Not just any results, but the ones that will have a truly positive impact on our lives and the lives of others.

Stay focused!

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