I’m a very analytical type – too analytical many say. I spend a lot of time analysing things – products, markets, financial statements, forecasts – if it changes, I’ll analyse it! It’s what I do well, and it’s what I enjoy.
So from time to time, I have to remind myself to actually do stuff – you know, talk to customers, do some marketing, post a blog…… I tend to use action quotes to prompt me to get moving, so I thought I’d share a few of them here over the next few days & get your views on them.
Today’s is my all-time favourite, by Will Rogers:
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll still get run over if you just sit there”
For me it conjures up great images of old-time railway trains, and silent-movie damsels in distress, tied to the railway lines as the locomotive bears down on them. And I feel an urgent motivation to get off my bum and act.
As far as I can tell, Rogers was known more as a humorist than as a great sage – nonetheless I use these particular words of his a lot in my life.
What do you think of this particular quote – would it help you to get into action, instead of ‘just sitting there’? And do you know people who are on the right track – if only they get moving?