Don’t Just Do It…

This is a post from Mark Sanborn’s blog for January 12th. I really like the point he makes here. Why should we be satisfied with the ordinary? Here is today’s thought for the day.

Don’t Just Do It…
…do a lot of it.

In his book On Writing, Stephen King says, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of; no shortcut.”

Doing anything well or becoming extraordinary at anything requires a lot of doing. Thinking, planning, preparing and contemplating are important but no substitute for action–lots of action.

Want to be a great speaker? Speak a lot.

Want to be a great leader? Lead a lot.

Seek out opportunities to practice your craft, and put in more time and effort than others are willing to do.

Extraordinary results require extraordinary doing.

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