I’ve been chilling out this weekend, which involved some strolling around some of England’s green countryside, and a bit of vegging in front of the TV.
There were a number of episodes of NCIS on over the weekend, and in true American solider form there were a couple of military funerals in the story line. One thing that got me thinking was the way the instructions to fire the muskets into the air were delivered:
“ready, aim, fire”… (pause), “aim, fire”… (pause) “aim ,fire” (end).
It got the cogs turning in my mind.
We normally think of the phrase as “Ready Aim Fire”, but that means we only get one shot.
But to get more than one shot, all we have to do is aim and fire again.
How much time and energy do we waste by getting ready again and again and again? What are the odds that you’d miss your critical opportunity by having to crank yourself up again to take action.
It reminds of me of something that great philosopher Will Smith once said in interview
“If you stay ready you don’t need to get ready.”
Roger Hamilton, the creator of the wealth dynamics profiling system says
“the best way to stay in flow is to not get out of flow”.
I looked back on my own experiences, and noticed that it’s true. The trick is not to slip into inertia, procrastination, or over-contemplation or over-complication, but to keep taking action.
The successful people I know keep taking action: again and again and again.
This is what it takes.
To Your Success!