Thursday, October 25, 2012

No Action Will Get You Nowhere

Guest Post from Susie:


Sometimes you learn things in elevators. Especially when you get into an elevator and expect the elevator to read your mind.

Yesterday when I was out on the town in Vegas shopping at the outlet stores, my sister and I got into an elevator. We waited patiently for the elevator to move and it wasn’t until my sister chuckled and asked whether or not I had actually pressed the floor button that I realized we hadn’t moved.

Of course I had to take a picture of the buttons because I thought what had just happened was an awesome metaphor for life.

If you take no action, you will get nowhere.

We dream, we think, we plan. Yet so often, that’s as far as it goes.

I don’t know about anyone else but I know that only a small bit of what goes through my head actually sees the light of day and the awesomeness of creation.

The hardest part about doing anything is the first step and that first step is sometimes so paralyzing that we do nothing and take absolutely no action at all.

Last night I finally had the pleasure of meeting Mario, the founder of IdeaMensch, at the last event of his 4 month, 48 state, 50 event road trip. (I also got to meet some of the amazing people he has surrounded himself with.)

Mario spoke about what he learned from the experience of pulling off his road trip. One of his words of advice on how to pull off something really big was to just take action. If you don’t take that first step and try something or do something, you will not get anything done.

So next time you have a dream or a plan or a hope, just press that elevator button. You won’t move if you don’t.

What is the hardest first step that you have taken?


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