Nothing comes from doing nothing

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“I’ve seen people waiting, watching and hoping someone else would step up, take ownership and make things happen. I’ve seen people stuck in blame-gear while others are doing the work and solving the problems. And I’ve seen people hesitating while others are committing. No surprise these were the same people complaining in my office when others received bigger increases, better assignments, or more interesting projects.  But, people who are winning at working become the someone else that others are waiting for. They step up and do something. They know when to act, and they feel better about themselves when they do. That’s because action feels better than inaction and commitment feels better than non-commitment. Both build your self-esteem. Here’s the bottom-line: you can’t be winning at working if you’re waiting for someone else to be the someone you could be.  In my way of thinking, winning at working means you commit to offering the best you there is. Sometimes that means you have to dig a little deeper for your courage or push yourself outside your comfort zone. But it’s like Shakespeare said, “Nothing comes from doing nothing.”

~ Nan Russell


Source: Success.bz – Someone Else.  Image: 3eanuts

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  1. Best timings. Nothing worth having comes easy way.

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  2. Brilliant you can’t win at work “if you’re waiting for someone else to be someone you could be”…Proof that “if…the” statement can just reinforce inertia. Have a great day..m

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  3. “Sometimes that means you have to dig a little deeper for your courage or push yourself outside your comfort zone.”. So, so true. GREAT post, David!

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  4. And if you wait too long, you’ll get left in the dust…..

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  5. Excellent! Hey, it’s snowing on your blog! How did you do it? Please share! 🙂

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  6. You read Nan Russell too huh! She shares some great ideas, doesn’t she?

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  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing…I reposted on my fb page and my corporate social networking system…great motivation for the day! You’ve inspired me!

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  8. So true!!!

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  9. Some run and hide behind the sofa, and get swallowed by the proverbial whale!

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  10. Love this…

    “In my way of thinking, winning at working means you commit to offering the best you there is. Sometimes that means you have to dig a little deeper for your courage or push yourself outside your comfort zone.”

    …and I think we can easily substitute things like: relationships, parenting, running, writing, etc…whatever it is, it still applies. Great message David.

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  11. Golden words! 🙂

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  12. Best line: “No surprise these were the same people complaining in my office when others received bigger increases, better assignments, or more interesting projects. But, people who are winning at working become the someone else that others are waiting for.”

    If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

    It is exhausting to see people waiting for opportunity to come knocking at their door instead of making sure they are available, prepared, and even at the right door to greet the opportunity. If good things come to those who wait, I dare say that better things come to those who go out hunting.

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  13. Alex Jones says:

    Being active I managed to get my bank to change my business bank details today, after the fifth telephone chase. I hope also to have a major contractor to now pay me after three weeks of active chasing. The prizes of life come to the bold and active.

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  14. Reblogged this on John Persch und kommentierte:
    Shakespeare: Nothing comes from doing nothing oder – nur machen macht erfolgreich!

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