“You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”

“You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”

– Charles Kettering, former head of research at General Motors

I’ve been learning about the differences between introverts and extroverts in relationship to their various routes to achievement. Given the quote above, you would be correct in assuming that extroverts would probably stub their toe a bit more often. Introverts tend to be a bit more cerebral and cautions about the steps they take, to apparently avoid some missteps.
Regardless of whether you are an introvert or extrovert, Kettering emphasizes the need to act if we wish to move our lives forward

Exercise:

Ask friends, family members and colleagues for feedback regarding your propensity for action. Are you more of a ready-aim-shoot or a ready-shoot-aim person? Hopefully you are not a ready-aim-aim-aim-aim kind of individual!

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

– Zig Ziglar, best-selling author and motivational speaker

Have you ever tried to cross a small stream on rocks that were sticking out of the water? In my youth, we had this opportunity at summer camp and in the Boy Scouts. In both cases, we found some of the stones already in place – and in both cases, we needed to place other stones of the appropriate size and shape at the right distance to ensure our successful journey to the other side.

I like Zig Ziglar’s choice of foundation stones to stand upon: they are big, solid and stable.

Exercise:

What additional foundation stones would you add to this list, which will provide you with the additional footholds you need to help you on your journey?