The famous Nike slogan "Just Do It" has inspired many to put on a running show and start exercise. It has even motivated companies to create action plans to make things happen.
In in my past 6 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, I have see so many failed plans and business failures attributed to people acting in "Wait and See" modes. Some of these situations are:
"wait for economy to improve"
"when times is better, I will invest more"
"the currency is depreciating, let's wait and see"
"i don't like this job, but what to do? Let's wait for next year, things may be different"
"Customer has not called me yet, he must be busy with budgeting, I will call him next month"
"I am so tired, I need a break. Maybe will plan it at year end, when it's less busy"
"I need to lose weight. Let's see how Susan does with that new diet program. I will decide then"
Our minds are so Creative to find excuses to convince ourselves not to change. Even when we complaint and dislike our circumstances, 90% of people chooses to wait and see. Yet we give lip services to "Just Do it"
so so what motivate a person to change?
1- threat to "life and death"
2- threat to substantial financial loss.
3- threat to physical pain
4- emotion pain and loss
5- promise of significant financial reward.
6- promise of unearthly rewards (faith, miracles etc)
To wake up in the morning and decide to change your life, your ways, your habits, even how you dress, requires tremendous will power from inside. Or like 90% of people it takes external forces to compel us to change. The difference of change based on will power and external forces is Choice. Will power requires personal choice to change towards a goal. Whereas externally driven motivation are forced upon us to change to get Away from what do not want.
when you think you belong to the 10% of those with a will power - you are likely NOT. It must be other people who tells you that they have been inspired by your choice and will to change that is the affirmation that you have will power. Did you pass the Marsh Mellow test? That's will power test.
For the rest of people who "wait and see" .... decide today either you are looking for inspiration or you are creating inspiration for others.
the culture change expert