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DATE 2007-08-26
FROM Ruben Safir
SUBJECT Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Doers
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On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 11:27:48AM -0400, email wrote:
> This article is pretty good and it reminded me about the debate (we had
> ages ago it seems) whether or not "doer" is a word...
>
> http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/grow-the-action-habit/
>
> 7 Ways to Grow the Action Habit
> by John Wesley · 22 Comments
>
> cyclists People at the top of every profession share one quality — they
> get things done. This ability supercedes intelligence, talent, and
> connections in determining the size of your salary and the speed of your
> advancement.


Very Cool


I wish we were still Doers. Lately we've been sleepers

Ruben


>
> Despite the simplicity of this concept there is a perpetual shortage of
> people who excel at getting results. The action habit — the habit of
> putting ideas into action now — is essential to getting things done.
> Here are 7 ways you can grow the action habit:
>
> 1. Don’t wait until conditions are perfect - If you’re waiting to start
> until conditions are perfect, you probably never will. There will always
> be something that isn’t quite right. Either the timing is off, the
> market is down, or there’s too much competition. In the real world there
> is no perfect time to start. You have to take action and deal with
> problems as they arise. The best time to start was last year. The second
> best time is right now.
>
> 2. Be a doer - Practice doing things rather than thinking about them. Do
> you want to start exercising? Do you have a great idea to pitch your
> boss? Do it today. The longer an idea sits in your head without being
> acted on, the weaker it becomes. After a few days the details gets hazy.
> After a week it’s forgotten completely. By becoming a doer you’ll get
> more done and stimulate new ideas in the process.
>
> 3. Remember that ideas alone don’t bring success - Ideas are important,
> but they’re only valuable after they’ve been implemented. One average
> idea that’s been put into action is more valuable than a dozen brilliant
> ideas that you’re saving for “some other day” or the “right
> opportunity”. If you have an idea the you really believe in, do
> something about it. Unless you take action it will never go anywhere.
>
> 4. Use action to cure fear - Have you ever noticed that the most
> difficult part of public speaking is waiting for your turn to speak?
> Even professional speakers and actors experience pre-performance
> anxiety. Once they get started the fear disappears. Action is the best
> cure for fear. The most difficult time to take action is the very first
> time. After the ball is rolling, you’ll build confidence and things will
> keep getting easier. Kill fear by taking action and build on that
> confidence.
>
> 5. Start your creative engine mechanically - One of the biggest
> misconceptions about creative work is that it can only be done when
> inspiration strikes. If you wait for inspiration to slap you in the
> face, your work sessions will be few and far between. Instead of
> waiting, start your creative motor mechanically. If you need to write
> something, force yourself to sit down and write. Put pen to paper.
> Brainstorm. Doodle. By moving your hands you’ll stimulate the flow of
> ideas and inspire yourself.
>
> 6. Think in terms of now - Focus on what you can do in the present
> moment. Don’t worry about what you should have done last week or what
> you might be able to do tomorrow. The only time you can affect is the
> present. If you speculate too much about the past or the future you
> won’t get anything done. Tomorrow or next week frequently turns into
> never. As Ben Franklin said, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can
> do today.”
>
> 7. Get down to business immediately - It’s common practice for people to
> socialize and make small talk at the beginning of meetings. The same is
> true for individual workers. How often do you check email or RSS feeds
> before doing any real work? These distractions will cost you serious
> time if you don’t bypass them and get down to business immediately. By
> becoming someone who gets to the point you’ll be more productive and
> people will look to you as a leader.
>
> It takes courage to take action without instructions from the person in
> charge. Perhaps that’s why initiative is a rare quality that’s coveted
> by managers and executives everywhere. Seize the initiative. Be a
> crusader. When you have a good idea, start implementing it without being
> told. Once people see you’re serious about getting things done they’ll
> want to join in. The people at the top don’t have anyone telling them
> what to do. If you want to join them, you should get used to acting
> independently.

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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attacted at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."

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