This was a theme that came up on a panel I watched today: prove it.
There’s a temptation we each experience: to talk about doing some amazing project or some great idea we have or the book we want to write or the job we want to have or the trip we want to take. And the challenge from the panel was – don’t talk about it, just do it.
There are no shortage of people in the world talking about the things they want to do, and some of us – as was pointed out on the panel – even confuse the talking with the doing. Once we’re through unpacking an idea we sort of feel like we’ve accomplished it.
I think this is true of a lot of things. Talking about the people we want to be, the goals we have for the year, the characteristics we want to grow in, the struggle we want to overcome, the thing we’re sorry for. We confuse talking with doing.
I do this a lot. Which is why I’m going to stop writing right now, cause I have a few things to go and do.
- What is the thing you keep talking about instead of doing?
- Why? What’s the obstacle?
- What is one thing you can do this week to move this thing forward instead of just talking about it?