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3. Cultivate an action orientation
It’s easy to get stuck in thinking and planning, but in today’s working environmentyou need to quickly process and synthesize inormation, and turn it into action.While it’s important to spend some time developing, writing, and rewriting yourgoals or ideas, at some point you have to do something.So how do you move orward? Try this: ocus on the goal, let it oat around in yourmind, and then take action.Identiy what you’d like to move orward on—maybe it’s a paper towrite, a chapter to read, or a career plan to gure out.
Sit and think about what you want.
Imagine yoursel doing it.
See yoursel succeeding at it.
Ask yoursel what you could do to start making this vision a reality.
Whatever answer you come up with, do it.