got me thinking.
Most people would agree that taking ACTION is the key ingredient
in succeeding online and succeeding in anything in life for that
However, Fabian was talking from his own experience to
illustrate the importance of PLANNING before taking action.
He actually advised AGAINST taking action without a complete
Well, here's my take on this...
Stuff the planning! Just take ACTION!
The thing with most people is that they like to think about doing,
talk about doing, plan about doing, watch other people doing, but
not actually doing it themselves.
If you tell people to plan, the chances are they will keep planning
without actually IMPLEMENTING what they plan at the end. It just
becomes very easy for them to use planning as an excuse for
NOT taking action.
In fact, I see this as one of the biggest newbie traps! People think
as though they have to plan everything perfectly and know exactly
what to do about everything before they can start doing anything!
That's when they start worrying, because the more they learn, the
more they realize there's so much MORE to learn. As a result,
they're never ready, and they keep delaying taking action, always
trying to wait for the RIGHT TIME.
But the truth is... There is no right time!
The time is NOW!
Seriously, planning can wait.
As long as you've worked out the basics, you can take action
The funny thing is when you take serious action, planning will take
care of itself.
In other words, take action first, and plan whilst you're taking
action, because only then that the planning would become
real, constructive planning rather than the type of planning
that's "all talks".
In conclusion, whilst I do agree with Fabian that planning is important,
and I can see that the type of planning he did was effective and
Action-Oriented planning when he started off, I don't believe that
planning should ever come before ACTION.
What are your thoughts on this one?