- 7th February 2011
- Posted by: Rosalind Howard
- Category: NL Week
Time to Read – Two minutes, fourteen seconds
Time to Do – A Heartbeat
This week we look at the most important part of the formula:
Know what you have to Do, to get to where you want to go – The Heartbeat
The moment when you make a true decision – i.e. you look at your desired outcome and you decide that you will not accept anything less.
And that’s it
And what an “it” indeed
In your personal life, what do you dream of? In what exact moment, heartbeat, will you make the decision – the true decision – that you will simply not settle for less?
In your career or organisation, what do you need to make happen? In what exact moment, heartbeat, will you make the decision – the true decision – that you will simply not settle for less?
So very simple
And so very hard
Hard, because in the moment we are about to focus on the “what” our minds drift to the “how” – fatal. Harder, because we have been taught (conditioned) that such momentous decisions take ages (they don’t, except in meetings, which you can also change). And hardest because of something called “decision regret.” The moment in which you make a fast, life-choosing decision then almost immediately you will start thinking about other possibilities.
So, there you are – three reasons not to make such decisions
And just one reason to do so – you have to, If you are going to achieve what you want in your life, in your team and in your organisation.
So, do it, by:
* Focusing your mind, language and actions on “choice” not “change”
* Make a true decision about the “what”
* Never, ever change your mind on that “what”
Oh yes, and one final thought – only 5% – one in twenty of you – will do anything as a result of reading this.
Will you be one of the many, or one of the few?
With my love and best wishes