We all meet people who have great ideas, but many times these ideas just remain in the “idea” stage. Nothing ever happens.
The “Production” Skill is that skill that enables one to just plain make things happen.
Those who have it can take their ideas, take a risk, and just do it.
Certainly there are risks in doing such things – to go out on a limb and try to translate ideas into reality. This frightens some.
Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris on April 23, 1910 entitled “Citizens in a Republic.”
In this speech he gave this famous quote:
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
An incentive to “make things happen” has never been articulated so well as this.
I am impressed by what Lara Casey did back in late 2009 when she dared to speak out on the subject of making things happen. She created a blog about the subject – and it took off.
Now she manages an very successful organization that conducts seminars to motivate people to “Make Things Happen.” Her website is called (appropriately) “Making Things Happen.”
Check it out – it’s terrific – and right on point.
In the meantime, concentrate on yourself and don’t be afraid to take risks to translate your ideas into reality.
The “Production” skill is essential!
So GET GOOD AT IT!