CHAPTER 10

Focused Action

‘It’s not enough to dream

It’s not enough to try

It’s not enough to set goals, or climb ladders.

It’s not enough to value.

The effort has to be based on practical realities that produce the result.’

STEPHEN COVEY

MORE FROGS

Question: if there are three frogs sitting on a lily pad, and one decides to jump off, how many are left on the lily pad?

Two?

No.

There are still three. Because whilst one has decided to jump off, he hasn’t done it yet.

Always remember that vision without action is just a pipe dream

The action is key. Not necessarily complex action, or even a lot of action. Sometimes, simple, consistent action takes you there. But it must always be directed towards and focused on the result.

If, by ...

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