Why You Should Care About Getting Things Done (Implementation)
There are ambitious people and then there are people who get stuff done. They are not the same. A person can be going places, but if they do not deliver, they won’t go far.
Why Getting Things Done Is Critical to Your Success
- Implementation is the bridge between good ideas and great results.
- It is a business’s best friend.
- Successful people make things happen.
- You won’t be able to get far without being an implementer.
- It’s a common misconception that talking is the way to get things done.
- You’ve heard the saying, “talk is cheap” and it’s true
7. Your example is contagious and inspire other people to act.
A lot of talk in business is easy. That’s why we use buzzwords like “leverage”, “synergy” and “synergistic”. Many people falsely believe that just because they use ”business speak”, they are motivated and productive. In reality, talk is cheap.
There is a fine line between someone who actually gets things done and someone who just talks to hear themselves speak or impress others.
1. Implementation Is the Bridge Between Good Ideas and Great Results
Every day in the workplace, people spend countless hours forming and debating ideas. But just having an idea, or opinions on how to proceed, is simply not enough to bring about results.
Implementation and execution are necessary for strategies to succeed and bring about quantifiable results.
No matter how good your ideas are, projects will just sit there if nobody does anything about them. Whether you are a project manager, employee, or team member, you need to take action. It is crucial.
You can have all the best ideas in the world, but you can’t get anywhere if you don’t make them a reality.
It’s like having a blueprint for a house and never building it – you can show your friends the blueprint, and they might think it’s nice, but ultimately that blueprint is worth nothing. Because it’s not built! It’s just an idea!
But if you take the plan, bring in some builders and materials and get to work, then you’ll actually have something. And even if it takes a while to finish, or misses some of the details of the original idea, it will still be worth something.
One of the most important steps in making an idea alive is to create a plan for how it will happen. Implementation will make your ideas blossom like wildflowers and people will stop to notice!
2. Implementation Is a Business’s Best Friend
Stop agonizing over every single little detail and start implementing. Success comes by action and execution. It doesn’t come only by dreaming or scheming or planning. It comes by doing.
You can dream all day long, but until you take action and execute your strategy, nothing will happen.
Every successful entrepreneur knows this. They know that success doesn’t come with a detailed map or a perfect plan because the world is challenging and chaotic and always changing.
So, they work hard to figure out their tactics, and then they don’t let small mistakes or setbacks stop them from executing. They just keep going until they make it work.
Stop avoiding action and start taking it!
Don’t worry about whether your strategy is perfect. It’s never going to be perfect. There might be more viable options than the one you’ve decided on.
If we waited until everything was “perfect,” we wouldn’t get anywhere at all.
Think about it this way: every hour that passes without taking action is an hour lost forever. You can’t recover time.
If you want your business to succeed, then you need to stop agonising over what could be done and start doing what needs to be done!
3. Successful People Make Things Happen
The most successful people in the world – whether they’re entrepreneurs, CEOs, or executives – are those who not only have a clear picture of what they want but also will do something about it.
There are plenty of people who dream big. They imagine themselves as the next great CEO, the most famous actress of their generation, or the person who finally finds a cure for cancer.
But there’s a huge difference between having a dream and doing something about it.
Just because you feel you aren’t able to make the leap from where you are to where you need to go doesn’t mean your dream isn’t valid. You just need to work out the relentless action part.
On the surface, success is simple: be clear about what you want and go get it. But as any entrepreneur or innovator will tell you, it’s a little more complicated than that.
4. You Won’t Be Able to Get Far Without Being an Implementer
The key to getting more done and being more productive is developing an implementation mindset.
This means that instead of only thinking about what needs to be done, you actually do it!
The ability to execute strategies well can be the difference between a successful business and a failed one, an employee who gets promoted or one who does not get noticed, a task that gets done ahead of schedule or one that never gets finished.
As the saying goes, fortune favours the bold. And those who are bold enough to make their own luck are the ones who know they can make things happen if they just try.
They may not always succeed – but they don’t let that prevent them from trying again, and again, and again.
Get things done. That’s the bottom line.
5. It’s a Common Misconception That Talking Is the Way to Get Things Done
To be successful, you don’t need to talk endlessly about your ideas and goals. Instead, it’s action-oriented people who are successful and move a company forward.
Those who do not take action simply get left behind.
Yes, it does matter if you have a great strategy or if you’re a thought leader. But what matters more is whether you can implement your ideas or leadership in practice and execute them.
In the workplace, it’s action that moves the needle.
There’s a tendency to get caught up in discussion and talk, but none of that matters if you’re not acting on what you’re saying.
If you’re an idea-generator who never follows through, then all the effort and energy you put into dreaming up those ideas is pointless.
It doesn’t matter if you have a vision for the next big app or the solution to all of your company’s problems. If you don’t act on that idea, it doesn’t matter.
6. You’ve Heard the Saying, “Talk Is Cheap” and It’s True
Sure, there are times when talking about a problem is warranted – when you’re trying to figure out what the root of an issue is and brainstorm possible solutions.
But once that time period is over, it’s time to get down to business.
If you spend all your time talking about what could be done and never actually do anything, then nothing will ever change. And that means things won’t get better.
The business world needs people who aren’t afraid to fail – who aren’t afraid to try something new.
As a professional in your field, you can plan and strategise. But what about the next step? What about when the time comes to actually execute?
You can’t change anything or make any progress toward your goals unless you’re willing to put in the work.
You need an action-oriented mindset that inspires others to turn vision into a tangible reality.
7. Your Example is Contagious and Inspire Other People to Act
The difference between failure and success is execution.
It is an action-oriented mindset that inspires others. People aren’t inclined to follow someone who doesn’t know how to get things done.
Achievers are driven to excellence, and they inspire others around them to strive for new heights.
It’s an action-orientated mindset that inspires others at work, and it’s contagious: once you start working alongside an achiever, it’s hard not to be inspired!
Who comes to your mind, when you think of a successful person?
Who are you at work? Are you the one who rolls up sleeves and gets stuff done? Do you never stop, even if the task at hand seems insurmountable? Are others drawn to you because of your drive?
Do you always seem to find creative solutions and implement them, no matter what obstacles are in the way?
Leadership isn’t just about having a grand vision and bold ideas, it’s about action. It’s about taking risks, trying new things, and inspiring others to be implementers.
When you’re proactive, you take control. You don’t wait for chance; you create opportunities. And when you act, you inspire everyone around you to get things done!