I especially appreciated this recent posting by business coach and Dream Partner Cataylst, Patty Sadallah (http://www.PattySadallah.com). Thank you Patty for allowing me to respost your message here:
“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” Andre Malraux.
For a long time I was a spectator. I watched other people do what they needed to do to move toward their dream and I sat back. I told myself that watching was part of my learning process, and it is in a way. You can learn a lot about a game by watching people play it.
Finally, I realized that if I really wanted to learn, I had to take action. I learned so much more from my own mistakes and successes than I could ever have learned by watching.
Are you more of a spectator or are you one of the players? You know, spectators pay money to watch a game and players get paid.
What can you do today to get in the game?
If the game is a more organized life, what CAN you do today to get in the game? You’ve got to be willing to swing the bat if you ever expect to get a hit. You’ve got to be willing to let go of the ball at some point if you want it to swish through the hoop. What is one thing you can do today to get you one step closer to the endzone of organization?