By far the most moving part of the book for me to this point. Sometimes we all get complacent sit back and watch the crowd instead of not doing. I know I am guilty of this… I see this carpe diem but with taking action!
This is the key line that they even italicize in the book, “When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act. I am a person of action.” It becomes more powerful with the two and one-half page of affirmations at the end of the chapter.
So now how would I put this in the perspective of what does it mean “I am a person of action” apply to teachers, coaches, dads and athletes like I did before.
“I am a person of action, I will always choose to act” means that an individual is committed to taking action and making things happen, rather than just talking about them or waiting for someone else to take the lead. For teachers, coaches, dads, and athletes, this mindset can have different meanings and applications:
- Teachers: Being a person of action as a teacher means taking the initiative to create engaging and effective lessons, and being proactive in addressing any challenges or issues that arise in the classroom. It means being willing to try new teaching techniques and strategies, and taking action to support students who are struggling or facing difficulties.
- Coaches: Being a person of action as a coach means taking charge of the team and leading by example. It means taking action to motivate and inspire your players, setting clear goals and expectations, and being proactive in addressing any problems or issues that arise. It also means being willing to take risks and try new approaches to coaching.
- Dads: Being a person of action as a dad means taking an active role in your child’s life and being there for them when they need you. It means taking action to support and guide your child, whether that means attending their school events, coaching their sports team, or simply spending quality time with them. It also means being willing to take responsibility for your actions and setting a good example for your child.
- Athletes: Being a person of action as an athlete means being proactive in your training and always striving to improve your skills and performance. It means setting clear goals and taking action to achieve them, whether that means working harder in practice, seeking out expert advice, or taking risks in competition. It also means being willing to take responsibility for your successes and failures, and always looking for ways to learn and grow.
In all of these roles, being a person of action means taking responsibility for your actions and decisions, and actively working to make a positive impact. It requires a willingness to take risks, be proactive, and continually strive for improvement and success. It really puts you into a leadership role, and that is key… Action brings results!