Having a get er done attitude doesn't mean that the world around you will magically rearrange itself and become some kind of wonderland. What will change is your attitude, how you handle situations and how you view the world around you and the world in general. You can get to that wonderland if you allow yourself to do so.
The truth is, the world is not perfect, but it can be a better place if you change the way you look at it (and you can get a lot more accomplished!) People with get er done attitudes have the same problems as everyone else. The difference is they look at it through different eyes. They focus on how they can move ahead instead of letting the bad things depress and suppress them. I talk about this in my book Get Er Done: The Green Beret Guide to Productivity. In the Green Berets, we had to make do with what we had. Often it was in very remote conditions. We could have focused on the negative, but we chose to look to see how we could make things happen, get er done.
You have certainly heard about the importance of setting goals. The question is though how many people actually do it? How many then take those goals and put them into actionable steps? That is what I mean by a get er done attitude. You constantly look at the situation and adjust your steps to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish.
Maintaining a get er done mindset is difficult enough in these times of constant negative news, but it gets even harder if you sabotage yourself by being sloppy on execution of your goals. .What you want to do is develop little goals that will lead you to to the big goal. By doing this you allow for course corrections along the way as barriers come up.
Adopting a get er done attitude will help to empower you to handle situations better. Instead of focusing on the negative you focus on improvising, adapting, overcoming. You will eventually feel less stress, get angry over little things less and avoid a lot of depression.
By keeping your eye on the goal instead of the obstacles, you will approach goals in a more methodical and systematic way. In a way you will become more diplomatic in your problem solving, especially when dealing with other people.
By taking on a get er done attitude, if something does drag you down for a bit, you will be able to bounce back more quickly instead of wallowing in the misery of it. Every moment you spend fixated on the impossible is a moment you can not get back. It's moments of opportunity that are lost forever.
A positive, get er done attitude can also give you more health and vitality. Research suggests that disease and illness have a difficult time living in an environment with little stress. If you look around, I am sure you can find the science about how stress causes illness. I just know from my experience when I focus on reducing stress I feel better. It's definitely worth a try.
“The more negative we are, the less able our brain is to overcome the challenges we actually have, which is why in the midst of challenge, finding a way to raise our happiness and optimism within an organization is of upmost importance not only for a company, but for ourselves as well.”
Shawn Achor, Harvard researcher and positive psychology expert
If you are spending your energy focusing on why something doesn’t work you won’t have the mental bank account to find new courses of action to get to where you want to go. You end up mentally exhausted.
How many people do you know that have all kinds of health issues and also have a negative personality? It is all about stress and energy. How many people do you know who are always in a good mood and doesn't seem to have health problems? Or, if they do they are only minor issues.
Another benefit to having a get er done attitude is how it affects the people around you. At first they may look at you strange or think it's only a temporary thing. They may even think you've started taking medication. However, over time, these people will start to enjoy your positive nature and successes and may even want to change their own attitude.
It is all about developing a success mentality. Develop the habit of accomplishing little goals on the way to the big goal, reduce stress by being organized and focused, free yourself to develop a healthy get er done attitude that attracts and influences people and gets results.
None of these things will take place over night. You didn't develop your attitude and personality over night and you can't expect to change it that quickly. It will take active awareness and consistency on your part, but it is well worth it, especially if you see those around you starting to make changes too.
How do you maintain a get er done attitude? Leave a comment, I read them all.