What happens between zero to something? Many things.
If want to do something, you should be able to accomplish it in 90 days. Beyond that and you are still thinking about, nothing will happen.
1. The courage to forge ahead;
2. Having the right mindset and behaviors to start and sustain;
3. Imperfection is okay;
4. Removal of distractions and unnecessary obstacles;
5. Be convinced of the merits of your endeavors;
6. You are accountable first to yourself and your family. Stop listening to the voices of those that do not matter in the end.
In the final analysis, if you are able to start. Ask yourself, are you afraid to succeed? and/or afraid to fail?
There is no harm in trying but it is better to learn and make mistakes now, than not try at all.
Don't be the 80% who knows what to do and the importance of doing it, but don't do.
A lot of people worry about getting their projects off the ground, getting the products out to the customers, getting their grants approved by donors, and getting the right partners to their business deals. These worries do no do them any good, or even helped them get to their objectives. The more you worry the less you want to proceed.
Why not, commit now and let it fall where it falls. You wont get shot when committing. By committing you are fully allowing yourself to take on the task with full heart, mind, and determination. Things will fall into place at their own alignment. The rest will be another chapter to deal with.
Remember, there is no such thing as perfection, only excellence.
If organizations make decisions on the basis of what others will do, say, react (violently) against them for making those decisions, these leaders should be vacate their positions.
For one thing, their decisions should be based on facts and observable evidence. Their decisions should be guided by a rationale and logical criteria or a set of guidelines that the organizations should abide by as part of their mandate, terms of reference and business strategy.
To discuss the risks involved in decision-making, it is all about probability and impact. The probability that their constituency will be irate and will tear their door and /or the decision will cause havoc in the community should be taken in proportion. Who are these people, how serious will the impact of this decision be?
To hide under the guise that people will see this as partiality, special treatment, or favoritism is nonsense. Open your meetings, create guidelines, stick to your mandate, and weigh risks objectively, not as something to be afraid of rather than to determine if its actually an issue.
If you see ghosts everywhere, you might not want to get out of house or your room. It's the same thing as those leaders who cant and wont make a positive decision because they see things that do no exist.
Fear-based decision-making is the worst of all. The default is always a No.
When you work in a bureaucratic organization, it is not about effectiveness, it is about putting more layers and layers of unnecessary tasks without an inch of value or input or significance to the process being performed.
I have seen how two to three clerks get to process one application. Two to three signatories needed in a report. Two to three supervisors to report to and other two to three combinations of divisions working on a special project.
It is not accountability. It is not engagement or participation. It is not even being rigorous or meticulous. It is not about quality at all.
It is bureaucracy in its finest. Waste of ludicrous amount of time, monies, energy, and management. Redundancy, overlaps, and inappropriate controls are enough to get a good employee frustrated and a good manager overworked. The next thing you know they are headed for the exit.
How many paper pushers are there in your organization? Can you count them?
You know the saying from the Bible, "bad company corrupts good character."
Well, I have more permutations along that line.
Bad ideas corrupt good morals.
Bad attitude corrupts good opportunities.
Bad assumptions spoil the relationship.
Bad appearance decreases the restaurant's value.
Bad analysis creates false convictions.
Bad manners dissolve good impression.
Bad customer service leaves money on the table.
Bad boss means high turn-over of staff.
You know the drift, it goes on and on.
If you have a bad input, the output wont be that far behind.
If you can't take the consequences, change now before it's too late.
If you are the best at what you do, then you are the expert.
Then, stop doing these things to undermine that.
1. Asking people about what to do next.
2. Accepting bad advice from people that do not have the credibility or success for themselves.
3. Asking people to give you the chance. You are not auditioning.
4. Having self-doubt all the time.
5. Getting intimidated in front of people with PhDs, and other initials in their names.
6. Getting intimidated with people in high positions.
7. Trying to be somebody else's that you are not.
8. Creating opportunities for people to doubt you.
9. Agreeing to every one's opinion no matter how incredulous it is.
10. Complying instead of negotiating for your interest.