Be An Agent of “DO”

by Jennifer Good | February 5th, 2013 8:32 PM | No Comments

Just Do It

Are you an agent of do? Are you getting things done or making things happen? When a new idea comes to you, do you say “let’s do it” or do you toy around with the concept forever? Do you want to be known as the person who makes empty promises or as the person who can be counted on to do what they say they are going to do?

What is an agent of do?

Let’s examine what it actually means to do.

1. Perform an action or a particular task
2. Work on something to bring it to a stage of completion

It’s pretty simple when you really look at what “doing” actually involves. Unfortunately, many of us get caught up in the trap of planning, creating strategy or gauging all the possible outcomes instead of just doing. However, not a single aspect of those definitions mention these actions. Doing something involves action and bringing something to stage of completion. Are you doing that?

How can you can you be an agent of do?

There are two ways to be an agent of “do.”

#1. Do what you say you are going to do.

You really only have one valuable thing you can bank on, and that’s your reputation. Your reputation opens or closes the door to future opportunities. It the thing other people judge you by to determine if you’re part of their tribe. The quickest way to a solid reputation is simply to do what you say you’re going to do. It truly is as simple as that.

If you use this philosophy as a sort of manifesto, it shines a light on what things are actual priorities in your life or business. When asked to do something, if you are not 100% sure you are able to get it done, don’t offer to do it.

#2. Have a “let’s do it” attitude and actually do it.

Let’s face it, fear is a major contributor to what isn’t getting done in the average person’s life. We use fear as a motivator to keep us from doing. However, that sets up for an endless cycle of disappointment and continual reinforcement of our fears. At some point, courage has to prevail in order for any action to take place. Learning to harness that fear and using it as a motivator to push forward could literally change your entire life.

If you’ve ever watched the movie “Yes Man,” you already have an idea of the power a “let’s do it” attitude can have. When faced with your daily decisions to try something new or doing something you’d normally say no to, why not switch things up and be a true agent of do?

“Doing” In Action

  1. Write down everything you’ve promised you’d do.
  2. Make it your goal to complete as many things per day that you can from this list.
  3. Only make promises you can keep.
  4. Stray from the path of familiarity and do things you wouldn’t normally do.

“Failure: The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.” –Elbert Hubbard

Don’t be a failure. In the words of Nike, get out there and “just do it!”

Now, I’m off to do what I need to today, what about you?

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