Execution

Wow! It’s been a while! First things first, Happy New Year and Happy New Month!

Away from the niceties and into the central theme of this article. So, today I would like to handle a critical matter, that is, execution. I felt the urge to begin my writing this year with an important subject that really separates leaders from followers, the successful from the unsuccessful, the rich from the poor, and the wise from fools. In one way or the other, execution is one of the most significant elements to success in any field. Time and again, we have heard that “procrastination is the thief of time.” Also, we know that procrastination is the silent killer of man’s deepest dreams yet we still find ourselves pushing forward a significant activity. How many times have we backed out of important but not urgent matters? In any case, what often makes us fail to spring into action may be fear, paralysis by analysis, or the discouragement concerning the effort that we need to put into attaining the success. At other times, it may be the lack of enthusiasm or drive to just get it done.

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On a lighter note, I read someone’s post on social media where he had written that the year often begins in March; January and February serve as a period of reminiscing the past year and also as a grace period for preparing to enter into the new year. Funny weird, isn’t it? It is easy to conclude that such comments come from a lack of enthusiasm and motivation to seize the day. In effect, inaction breeds immobility and yet time and tide wait for no man! We ought to be in action, but this does not mean that we just move around aimlessly without a purpose. We need to have a purpose and to attain this purpose, we ought to set goals. To accomplish the goals, we need to execute the steps necessary to achieve them. Ever heard of the quote which says, “Dreams without goals are just dreams…and they fuel disappointments.” We hate disappointments, right?

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The Good Book tells us that, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” [Proverbs 4:7, KJV]. So, in the above scripture, we have two elements – Wisdom and Understanding. The latter is gotten as people gain knowledge. We know that wisdom and knowledge go hand in hand. However, there is an important factor that connects the two. This factor is execution. Even as man searches for knowledge, there is the need for them to appreciate that the wisdom is in the execution! If you cannot put into practice (execute) what you learn, then the knowledge becomes useless.

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Imagine you are an archer and you have really prepared well for a particular global tournament. When you win the competition, you get to walk home with a fortune. So, the tournament is held in an arena as large as the Wembley Stadium and is being broadcasted worldwide. It is your turn to march on to the field and take your shots. The only challenge is that there is no target! What! After all the preparations you walk into a competition, and there is no target? Well, that’s madness, isn’t it? Well, that’s how a large portion of the world is today! Shocked? Yes, we have many people with all the knowledge in the world, but they do not know where to apply it! It is said that the greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without purpose.

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Knowing one’s purpose is the first step to living a great life. However, we also have individuals who know their purpose, but they have a rough time living their destiny. They have all the knowledge concerning the direction they should take but are still unsuccessful. In essence, their outward life does not portray who they are on the inside. On the inside, they may be having all the knowledge concerning their specialization, but on the outside, they are unsuccessful in their profession. Mercy! One of the challenges could be that they are poor in applying the knowledge they possess. Yes, we all desire to be wise. However, in our pursuit for wisdom, we face a lot of hurdles that at times make us play low in the name of sparing ourselves the blushes. However, there is a remedy for all that. The power lies in the execution. Simply put, “gaining knowledge is good, but wisdom is in the execution/application of whatever one has learned.” Also, “Knowledge is power but knowledge without action is useless.”

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Indeed, wisdom is the principal thing. We could go on and on expounding on the subject, but I choose to leave it at this point. Well, wisdom is knowing your strengths and weaknesses and taking the necessary actions to improve further. So, for a long time, I have been battling with execution. It has been a struggle not only in business but also in life. From time to time, I was wondering why my life was not improving despite all the effort I put in gaining knowledge only to know that I was poor when it came to execution. However, now I have a clear picture of my weakness.
For a start, I have begun reading Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan’s book titled, “Execution – The Discipline of Getting Things Done.” I have not gone past chapter one, and I am already learning a lot. In the book, Bossidy and Charan investigate how great leaders are masters of execution. In essence, they state that most companies struggle to make great strides because they are weak at execution. My reason for reading the book is to help revive my side-hustle which is in the negative zone despite having a great strategy and a grand master plan.

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Even you today, you can identify areas in your life where you have failed to take appropriate action and begin to move. Remember, wisdom and power lie in the execution. Also, remember that the knowing is in the doing. And when you are overwhelmed, remember to seek assistance. Indeed, there is no shame in asking for help.

Happy Execution folks!

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Bonus Thought

We have a lot of self-improvement books, and we also have a lot of motivational speakers. In the present age where technology is transforming the way we live, we also have motivational channels and accounts. So, we are well equipped with the knowledge we need to live a great life. However, the challenge lies in the execution. Yes, the information we get from all the books, channels, accounts, and the people around us would not work unless we apply it, period! Even the reading of the scripture and listening to sermons would not work unless you work it out! At times, the results may take longer to manifest, but one thing is for sure, the right execution techniques will yield the desired results.

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Aug 24: THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS..

THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS.
There are no problems, only a shortage of ideas.
I refuse to look at obstacles as problems. I am solution-oriented
not problem-oriented. I am a creative person, therefore ingenious
concepts come to me to remove all success blockers. For me, the
issue is ideas, not problems.

Aug 21: IF IT’S GOING TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME..

IF IT’S GOING TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME.

If it’s going to be, it’s up to me!

I make things happen. I am totally responsible. I don’t wait for anyone to solve my problems, make my life easier, or create my success.

I seek assistance, but I never abdicate my leadership role in seeing my dreams come true.

Remember:

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I CAN because I think I CAN

I CAN.

I can because I think I can.
I am programmed for success. I believe I am a winner!
I can do anything. My belief system is limitless.
I can! I can! I can!

Disclaimer:
For more tips on how to use the declarations, it would be advisable that you get a copy of the Millionaire Mindset.

Successibility Thinking…

First of all, HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!!

During this month, I am going to share with you a new successibility thinking declaration each day. I have been motivated and inspired to do so courtesy of a book I read back in the summer of 2014 by the title MILLIONAIRE MINDSET written by Gerry Robert. These declarations are derived form chapter 9 of the book.

Before I go on to share with you the declaration for day one, it will be important to note at this point that there is NO key to success. Why am I saying so? I am saying so because the door to success is always opened. Or on another note, we were all born great, some of us chose to be petty.

Straight to declaration for the first day of this GREAT month:

I MATTER.

I matter to myself and to others.
I am a significant person with incredible potential and abilities.
I am aware of my flaws and choose to appreciate myself even with them.
I love myself.
Disclaimer:
For more tips on how to use the declarations, it would be advisable that you get a copy of the Millionaire Mindset.

 

Self-imposed limitations…

Many of the limitations we have are actually just self-imposed limitations that we choose out of fear.

Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the unknown, fear of being ridiculed, whatever the excuse is, people will find one that fits them…

People’s fear of being judged by those that told them they couldn’t do it is just too much. You don’t want to get out and prove them wrong. Some of us fear that they can’t handle the success that will come their way if they actually succeed. The truth is these are nothing but excuses that we give ourselves so that we cannot get out of our comfort zone.
The only way to know for sure about anything is to get up off your bed, get in the game and give it your best shot, then and only then you will know for sure and have the answers to all the fears you have in your head.

Stop procrastinating and just do it! You are your own limitation!!

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