Coming from a business background I’ve studied many strategies about what it takes to make a business successful and I’ve always been a firm believer that one of the simplest & most important secrets to success in any discipline is ACTION. Leadership is essentially nothing more than swift & responsible decision-making that in turn creates consistent action.
Instead of talking and thinking about what they could achieve “wouldn’t it be great if…” they more often than not did something about it. I think the second truth to this is to ensure you are taking action but without trying to over-control the outcome. This approach does involve a certain amount of ‘letting go’. As human beings we naturally want to feel like we are in control at all times and ‘open minded action’ essentially means taking control initially by initiating action, but letting go of only one specific result and remaining open to alternative outcomes.
Interestingly, many innovation breakthroughs occurred when the innovator stopped thinking about the end result and randomly ‘stumbled upon’ a better solution (for example Einstein & relativity). So – what can you do today to take some action towards a goal?