Eliminate the Gap Between Knowing and Doing!
Posted by accountingweb on 1211
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a safe and happy celebration as we enter 2012. At this time of year, most people make resolutions or set new goals for themselves. But after the dust settles, and the hype is over, what will you actually do? What will you actually accomplish? I can't remember who said it, but "the greatest gap in the world is between knowing and doing." That statement is so true (as I am sure you have experienced firsthand yourself). People will read books and books, and make plans, strategize, etc., but the "proof is in the pudding." In other words, just do it. The action and execution mindset requires taking one day at a time, discipline, and real personal, self motivation. If you don't have those qualities, then you probably better find a coach or someone else who will "make you do it." Based on my experience, if you don't have those qualities when trying to achieve your goal, then you won't achieve your goal unless someone makes you do it, and keeps you accountable. As I set goals for 2012, I think of two types of goals:
- Destination Goals
- Journey Goals