“Action is the foundational key to all success.” Those were the famous words of Pablo Picasso, the great Spanish painter and sculptor. Successful businesses never go wrong with their strategies, but fail to take the most appropriate action during execution. More often you hear business leaders say, “Strategy is results.” Consequently, the strategy has no meaningful impact so long as you see results.
This common perspective is rooted deep in many business set ups that directly associate strategy and execution. Understanding the critical importance of execution enhances a business’ ability to produce more results. Here is why execution is more important, and why action is key to business success.
Execution is success
Once all the necessary ingredients for a specific strategy are ready, develop a comprehensive and feasible action plan how you intend to accomplish the objectives. Focus on what action steps to take, whom to involve in each action step, the amount of time required and how many resources to employ. With all the necessary and related paraphernalia, execution becomes seamless as success looms.
Will Rogers, the great American media star during the 1920s once said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Success is as a result of taking consistent action. Wealth, growth and development are all about how regularly you carry out you actions. Not how big or appealing they are, but how often you execute them.
It is all about that first step; the very action of beginning a journey of a thousand miles with a single step. A typical example: taking a few ‘baby steps’ from the car park gets you to the office. There is no magic in taking action, but the key is ensuring you are moving in the correct pathways.
Success follows the little actions you take each day of your life. Creating and growing the business empire you always dream of is just but about the action you take.
To move one step closer to success by taking that step is not easy when it comes to execution. You need to couple that with self-discipline to ensure you can bridge the gap between goals and accomplishment. Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” The core purpose here is to take action.
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