Action!!

Three froggies sat on a rock by a sunlit pond. One froggy decided to jump in. How many frogs were left?

Answer: three.

Deciding to do something is not the same as actually doing it.
One has to act on a decision in order for something to change. Deciding to do something is only a small part of the process. Acting on that decision is the crucial moment. Many successful endings have been tragically averted because of inaction on a decision.

How many times have we spent hours, months even, deciding what to do? We decide and then we decide some more. And if someone asks us how we are doing with our contemplation in deciding, we state we have made a decision. Bravo! they say. And then we stroke and fondle that decision or we fret and gnaw at it. We turn it over. Or we place that decision on a shelf and light it for all to see. We have decided! We feel very, VERY accomplished!! Because we brilliantly worked that problem to a decision.

And then we look around us and see no change. No difference. No action.

The next time you are faced with a decision, make certain the most important part of the decision, is the decision to act. And then do it.

One Response to “Action!!”

  1. John Boyd on

    Sondra – I have used your comments on Action in your Blog for encouragement at fandotech. (stating the source of my inspiration of course) I had heard the story before and it was right on point with our customers and staff. Thank you for the reminder.

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