Decide first. And there’s a process for that. Then do. Two steps: Decide and Do.
I was working with a group of supervisors in one of our modular management training programs, in the module on achieving goals, when I was surprised to find that no matter how hard they visualized and how clearly they wrote their goals nothing was being accomplished.
I hadn’t seen this before in a group and I was lying awake at night worrying about what was I doing wrong as their coach.
Then it dawned on me, the secret of success shared by almost all successful people is ACTION. Think about it. When reporters interviewing successful people ask, “How did you do it?” The answer is almost always something like this, “I don’t really know. I just did it!”
People become champions because of a belief that they can — a belief strong enough to move them to action that is filled with positive expectancy. Action combined with positive expectancy actually gets the results.
Our perceptions can motivate or limit us. It’s our choice.