Normally, I find adverts boring and take no notice but this one caught my attention. It put forward the notion of talkers and doers. It said ‘talkers talk, doers do things that get talked about’ and that got me thinking. Am I a talker or am I a doer? After a moment I decided that I am a bit of both! But I want to be more of a doer.
It is very easy to talk bout what you want; but actually going out there and doing it is a lot tougher. We are all guilty of it in some way or another. I say I want to eat healthier but then when it comes to doing it I find myself with two cakes in each hand… okay that’s a slight exaggeration, but you get my point. Sometimes the idea of something is appealing but the process of getting there is less than desirable. I wont give up, I just know it’s going to be a long process. Never give up. Doers don’t give up.
I know we are all busy, life is full of annoying stuff that gets in the way of what you actually want to do. I have a thirty-two-thousand-word story on my computer that is crying out to be completed; I just haven’t had enough time to sit down and get in the zone. I am however, quite proud I managed to get that much down – I think it’s a world record for me!
My point is; work to live do not live to work. Use the daily grind to help you build your future. I am not for a moment saying going to school or having job isn’t important, quite the opposite! It’s very important, it’s the key that unlocks your future. I am merely saying it doesn’t define you and it certainly shouldn’t stand in the way of your dreams. The best quote from the advert was ‘talkers think about the future, doers are already building it’. Have a game plan and stick to it. If you want to be a doer you need to start now – theres no time for thinking about it!
So are you a talker or are you a doer? If you are anything like me there isn’t a straight answer. So I have come up with some tips that we can both use to help us be more proactive!
Be a doer:
- Become a To Do list aficionado, It’s a great way to start your morning as it fills you with enthusiasm and hope for the day ahead, plus it’s quite fun trying to tick all your tasks off through out the rest of the day.
- Become a Yes Man/Woman. Saying no restricts the possibilities that will come your way if you take a chance