Plan Implementation? Don’t we all do that? Well no, not all of us!
Isaac Newton’s third law of motion says:
“For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action”.
As it is with celestial spheres, so it is with business; while in the short term the action may not be equal or exactly opposite, things do have a way to even out over time. But this is not a rant about action and reaction or proactivity or any of those aspects; this is about the dangers of inaction – the dangers of a lack of action per se.
Think about it, your actions lead to a ripple effect of other actions and reactions, a ripple effect of change or progress going through your business; your inaction leads to nothing, zilch, nada!
Now I hear some of you say, that you need to prepare, or need extra information or just one further piece of analysis, and maybe that’s true to a degree, but you need to be careful not to use the need for preparation as an excuse for inaction.
You will never know everything there is to know before making a decision; you will never have perfect knowledge before you act. You will need to make a judgement call, and some risk is implicit within that – but that’s what leaders do – they make a judgement call, they act. They’re good at plan implementation.
Even if the results of action are not always clear; the results of inaction are: nothing happens!
The much quoted Winston Churchill said it well.
“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”
And he helped win a war, not just improve a business!
End of rant.
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