Be an ideas and action kind of person
My personality type lends itself to taking action.
I’m highly strung, generally optimistic, love a challenge and just want to get in and get things done.
As a result, I find it difficult to understand people who always talk about doing something, but never get around to it.
You know the types: gonna, shoulda, woulda, coulda.
If you choose not to take action on something you think needs to be done or should be done, then that’s your choice, but it’s worth asking why you haven’t taken action yet.
What’s really stopping you? Don’t make excuses, just ask yourself what’s the real reason? Is it fear of failure? Is it not knowing where to start? Are you feeling overwhelmed?
You need to tackle the fears first. Take action against each one of them. Break big tasks down into smaller ones that are more manageable.
Then there’s ‘ideas’ people.
They have lots of great ideas or want to talk about them, talk about them A LOT, but when it comes to doing something about those ideas they say things like: ‘Someone needs to do something about this’, that is, I’ve done my part and come up with the great idea so someone else needs to do it.
The problem is that the doers in this world end up being volunteered or volunteering themselves for most actions. Inevitably they get taken for granted.
Ideas people and thinkers can bring new perspectives, creativity and innovation to a situation. They can encourage the doers to pause for a moment before jumping straight into action.
Yes, we do all have our own strengths and we need to value what others bring to the table, even if we don’t understand exactly where they’re coming from. None of us are perfect.
But there needs to be balance.
You can be an ideas and action kind of person. Be a thinker and a doer.
‘Action’ is today’s word out of the jar. Read more about my Out of the Jar project here.
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