Ready, Fire, Aim!
Now I have been to numerous different seminars and seminar previews over the past few months and the funny thing is that they all ask this very question! And would you believe that they provide the same answer too?
The difference between the 5% of individuals who are able to lead extraordinarily rich, fulfilling lives and the grumpy 95% that are barely struggling to survive is that the former TAKE ACTION.
Be it buying a self-improvement book and actually reading and applying the ideas there, attending seminars and following up on at least one key concept shared or simply, going up to a stranger, shake his hand and begin a conversation, the people who are going to get anything done in life are the ones who go out and just do it.
I mean, sure, you can always wait till you have read every single book ever written on networking before you turn and say hi to the person next to you in any social event, or you can just introduce yourself and see how things go from there. You never know if the next person you meet is going to become your business partner, a lifelong friend or have something interesting to share with you that could potentially change your life.
Imagine how many opportunities you have already missed because you allowed inertia to get the better of you!
In the fast changing world of web 2.0, you would be at a severe disadvantage if you have not heard of and/or are not applying the “Ready, Fire, Aim” concept of doing things. The essence of this philosophy of living is that if you spend too much time preparing (analysis paralysis) and getting it right first (aiming), you either never get to doing it or someone else is going to beat you to it.
So the trick is to take action first and then adjust and refine your product/service/strategy.
If you need proof that it works, just look at Bill Gates, the richest man in the world. Isn’t windows a product of the “Ready, Fire, Aim” philosophy?
So, what action are you taking today?
I found the “Ready, Fire, Aim!” concept being discussed in the following books which you may want to check out –
What a Great Idea! 2.0: Unlocking Your Creativity in Business and in Life by Chic Thompson and
Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson
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