Thursday, 12 February 2009

TAKE THE INITIATIVE

In this time of dire economic and social news - Mr P thought He would put up some great thoughts:

Successful people don’t wait for everything to be perfect to move forward. They take initiative; momentum is their friend.

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another” – Katherine Paterson.

People who take initiative and work hard may succeed, or they fail. But anyone who doesn’t take initiative is almost guaranteed to fail. To have a chance at getting what we desire we have to work for it.

We should be people who do the right think without being told.

Successful people don’t need a lighted fuse to motivate them. Their motivation comes from within.

“Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.”

Everyone experiences setback. We all face obstacles. From time to time, we all feel that the deck is stacked against us. We need to show initiative anyway. Dick Butler asserted. “Life isn’t fair. It isn’t going to be fair. Stop snivelling and whining and go out and make it happen for you.”

We need to take responsibility and act.

All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.

Try scheduling a specific time for something that you don’t like doing. For example, if dealing with difficult people are a regular part of your job, but you tend to avoid doing it, then schedule a set time for it. Maybe the best time would be between two and three o’clock every day. Treat it like an appointment, and when three o’clock rolls around stop until tomorrow.

You must take action in order to become who you desire to be.

Desire isn’t enough. Good intentions aren’t enough. Talent isn’t enough. Success requires initiative. “Ideas are worthless. Intentions have no power. Plans are nothing, unless they are followed with action. Do it Now !!!”

17 comments:

Mr Pineapples said...

Preach it Brother P...

Ms. Moon said...

Have you been taking a Dale Carnegie course, Mr. P?

Mr Pineapples said...

Dale - you what? Wasnt he around in about 1702.

No

but I wish I had

Am I coming over all American?

Jimmy Bastard said...

Your quotes? or the quotes of John Maxwell?

Just as I thought...

Mr Pineapples said...

Well - if it aint that Lady Boy - Mr Jimay Baystard. Welcome to P blog.

The clue lies in the Shelfari Bookshelf.....which you have checked out.

Excellent.

P has these quotes on His wall - and they are all taken from "Talent - You Know it makes Sense."

Incidentally - Jammy Busted - I AM one of the Maxwell Brothers.

Heff said...

PINEAPPLES !!! Nice positive post.

And I was about to rip you a new azzhole for being lazy and not posting !

I'll be up with a new one on the 13th.

Law Minx said...

*Sigh* I could do with a motivational kick up the Minx Derriere at the mo - am simply DREADING this year's OLPAS (currently known, Chez Minx, as OLPUS. BLEAGH!!)

Tamara said...

Wow. You sound like a sports shoe ad, Mr P ;-)

Law Girl said...

wicked you preach it brother!

Ms. Moon said...

Yes, Mr. P., you are coming off a bit American. A bit Can-Do-ish. A bit Pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps.
Perhaps you could embroider these thoughts on pillows as a lucrative sideline.
I myself would buy one.

Mr Pineapples said...

My Dear Followers of The P

Heff - totally positive; this is the sort of stuff that I repeat every day - it galvanises me to action.

Minx - where's your butt? 'Cos here's My boot.

Tamara - and what are you insinerating by that outrageous comment?

Law Babe - I am a born preacher - ask My Kids.

Ms Moon - again - are you buying the services of The P? I am shocked.

My Other Blog said...

Carpe diem, eh? (Seize the day.) Just don't know what to do with it after I seize it...

Ms. Moon said...

Hmmm. Got me there, Mr. P.

tony said...

Tis True.we all share the same weaknesses.the same fears.We all feel alone together?
Nice Blog Mister.

Trubes said...

Most profound Mr P....

Di.x

Heff said...

PINEAPPLES !!! You're getting lazy.....

hkki said...

quotes are better than law of attraction quotes. But nowadays with the global crisis nothing works. :))