Do Something

This post was inspired by the heroic rescue efforts in Christchurch and the new book, Poke the Box, by Seth Godin.

Everyone has a bit of a hero within them. We each inherently want to succeed and be valued. To be admired for our courage or achievements. And I’m addicted to finding the heroes within each of us and unleashing them. To help you maximise your potential.

So what can you do to become a hero-in-the-making? Well, it’s easy. Heroes are known for their action, not engaging conversations.

All you have to do is “Do Something”, don’t just talk about it.

Here are some examples of doing something:

  • You notice someone looking at a book that you’ve enjoyed. Let them know. You never know, you might find you have other interests in common.
  • You want to see what the fuss is about with Twitter but don’t know what you’re going to say. Search Twitter.com to see the latest hot topics and find what others are talking about. You don’t need to sign up, if it’s not your thing. But at least you’ll know more about it.
  • You’re at a local library event and notice that some new people have arrived. Don’t just stand there. Do something. Start a conversation and ask what the most interesting thing about their day has been. You might find it’s you!
  • You’re unhappy about a current work situation. Find a buddy who thinks the same way. Brainstorm how you two can resolve the issue (meaning you both take responsibility to resolve it, rather than leave it for someone else to do)ย and then suggest it to your manager. Chances are that you will all benefit.

Now you might think that these things aren’t really maximising your potential. But you’re wrong.

All it takes to unleash the hero within yourself is to start. Once you’ve started, you’ll generate momentum and before you know it, you’ll be taking bigger steps, striding along, seeking out new opportunities to conquer.

Do something. Today.

3 Comments

  1. I would be *particularly* happy to be *your* brainstorm buddy, Sally. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Exactly, and I personally am happy to be anybody’s brainstorm buddy.

    1. Sally says:

      I might just take you up on your brainstorm buddy offer, Sean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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