Ready, Fire, Aim … Just Do It!

How many times have you seen the Nike slogan, “Just Do It?” Three simple words. Yet, so many people don’t get it or DO it.

One way I help people get things done is by showing them my “Ready, Fire, Aim” worksheet. You can find it HERE. Please download it real quick and use it as you continue reading this blog and as you begin projects this week and beyond.

Ready, Fire, Aim

Ready, Fire, Aim

What I share with people is that you need to get a project from conception to about 50 percent of what you think is complete and then seek input from people that know what you need to do to make it better or complete it. Don’t build the whole car or plane before you get feedback. That’s crazy. Now, I’m not saying sit there and talk about what you could do or what you should do either. Move. Take action. Just do it. Get started now.

The “DO” or “action orientation” is the primary difference between high achievers and low achievers.

Low achievers and non-achievers have good or great intentions. Many of you have heard the Randy Travis song “Good Intentions” that includes the line that goes “And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions … and mama my intentions were the best.” Well, intentions will only take you so far. You’ve got to move and get things done or your words fall short when it comes to being successful.

Why wait to get started? Let’s go.

There is something called the Law of Reversibility that deals with psychology and metaphysics.

Did you know that you are more likely to ACT yourself into feeling a particular way than you are to FEEL yourself into acting?

Act “as if” you are the person you desire to be! With the qualities and talents that you desire to have your actions will generate the feelings that go with them.

TIP: Get advice = take action!

Here is my advice: walk, talk, dress and behave like the people you hold in high regard or edify, and you will soon FEEL like the people you want to be like. You will treat other people the way LEADERS do. You will WORK like top performers and you will get results like successful people do.

Many people like to say, “Fake it until you make it.” I would say, “Faith it until you make it.”

Now, there will be issues, difficulties and challenges. Will you use those times as opportunities to get instruction and not let the challenges obstruct you? When you run into trouble that is the time to seek out training and help rather than shut down and give up. Oh yeah, these are times when you need God and prayer too.

I want you to have an unshakable persistency that is THE model for others to follow. Do what former N.C. State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano said, “Never give up!” I see each potential obstacle or setback containing a seed that holds an equal or greater advantage or benefit to a person. But, you have to know it is in there and figure out how to get it grow and expand.

Your job to stay focused. Your job is to “DO.” When you have trouble, there’s a good chance the lesson from the problem may be exactly what you need to learn at that point in your life.

Please use my Ready, Fire, Aim worksheet to help you with tasks and projects that you need to complete or that you would like to make progress on. I believe it will help you!

Check out EP80 of my podcast HERE to listen to me talk more about this subject!

5 thoughts on “Ready, Fire, Aim … Just Do It!

  1. Nicole Lewis

    Love working with people who lift you up, spurr you on..and have a CEO that actually wants to see you succeed..thank you Andy 🙂

  2. Patty Cullen Guevara

    Andy, thanks for the sound advice- your words ring true. About a year ago, I decided to re-license and come on board with NAA- every corner, every bump in the road, every detour possible has gotten in the way, but I am here! I believe in “unshakable persistence.” I feel a real sense of connection in the culture of NAA. I look forward to doing the work.

  3. Kevin Coughlin

    Dear Andy,
    I would like to introduce myself, My name is Kevin Coughlin I am from Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am excited to be with The Ben Hutchinson Group. I hope you and I get to meet at one of my Hot spot meetings. We could also meet if I make the numbers for Hawaiian Trip. I stayed at Maui for about 6 months in 1995. You are correct, Maui is by far the most beautiful Island out of all The Hawaiian islands. Well Andy, I hope you keep doing what you are doing.
    Take Care,
    Kevin Coughlin

  4. Ben Ortiz

    AWESOME! Love it!

    “Your job to stay focused. Your job is to “DO.” When you have trouble, there’s a good chance the lesson from the problem may be exactly what you need to learn at that point in your life.” -AA

  5. Patrick Connors

    Wow! Read it, love it, striving to learn from it, and FIRING IT OFF TO SOME NEW AGENTS NOW! Hoping they’ll subscribe to Andy’s blog. Then I’ll get feedback and re-fire!! Thanks, Andy!

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