by Joe Bonura, CSP
Here I Grow Again
In the morning when you have your first cup of coffee, have a notepad
and pen handy to list three things to grow your business, and they
will be your goals for the day.
One Is A Powerful Number
Imagine the many ideas you will realize in a year! Even if you
achieved only one idea a day, you will be mining the greatest gold
mine in the world, or should I say goal mind? Every
business innovation begins with a thought and is carried through
It Works When You Do
Think of Apple, Microsoft, General Electric, all companies that
have built their success on ideasideas that were carried to
fruition. The key word here is carried. Ideas do not simply happen;
someone must carry out the idea in order to make it work.
Dead On Arrival
How many ideas have died on the trash heap of inaction? We all
encounter this type of behavior. The solution is a willingness to
put the wheels in motion and to follow through. I have been guilty
of inaction many times, only to find my idea executed by someone
more ambitious and proactive.
Pain Equals Gain
There is no gain without pain. To be successful in life and in
business, you must be willing to endure the pain of actionaction
that is a lot less painful than the pain of inaction. While many
of us want instant gratification, most great ideas take time to
grow, so we should not abandon the plan before we see the results
of our planting.
As a child, I planted carrots, but I did not harvest my carrots
because I pulled them out of the ground every day to see if they
were carrots yet. Impatience was the culprit. Exercise what I call
patient-impatience: Be patient, but do not become complacent.
Set The Date
The next step in the process is the action step. Set a start date
for the whole project and enter a start date and an end date for
each step in the project. Enter these dates on your calendar. In
other words, make an appointment with yourself, and then show up.
From Failure To Success
Expect failures. Thomas Edison succeeded so much because he failed
so much. Who can recall the person who quit? If success were easily
attained, then everyone would be successful. If everyone could score
72 in a golf game, then par would be 60. Someone with more perseverance
will always show up and do it better.
You Know The Answer
So, I ask you, What are you waiting for?
© 2010 Joe Bonura & Associates, Inc.