The people I see having the biggest successes are those people who are simply getting on with it.
If you want to make this the year that you celebrate some career success, then I’ve a piece of advice for you.
Get. On . With. It.
You’ve got a new project on the go and don’t know where to start? Decide on one action and get on with it.
You’ve got a to-do list spiralling out of control? Pick one item from the list and get on with it.
Need some advice or encouragement to get started? Pick someone to ask and get on with it.
Self-doubt or lack of confidence blocking your progress? Resolve to do something about it and get on with that – and then get on with it.
To succeed, you need to start doing. Stop the overthinking, over-planning, over-learning and over-preparing.
Pick one thing to do and get on with it.
Get good quality feedback which tells you if and where you need to improve.
Listen to it. Decide what you’re going to do as as result of it.
Then get on with it.
This post was inspired by a former client I spoke to a few days ago who is really going places. She’s just getting on with it. You can’t build your presence or reputation on what you’re thinking about doing.
I’m Susan Ritchie, an author, leadership and executive coach and trainer. My second book, Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders is now available as a paperback, an audiobook and for the Kindle reader.