Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready to Go

A new year is about to appear. Here is a best of post to help get you ready.

The expression Ready, Set, Go is likely an adaptation of the prompt On Your Mark, Get Set, Go used by a variety of racing fields (swimming, running) to prepare their participants for action.

We can use the Ready, Set, Go to prepare our day or even our life for upcoming changes.

Being Ready

To be ready we can prepare our tools, equipment, and even our physical being for the upcoming action. We can improve our knowledge on the subject, increase our skills and education. We can prepare our body for the upcoming physical actions or anticipated requirements by eating nutritious and healthy foods.

Getting Set

While getting set means getting on the "mark" in the physical racing world, we can get our brain on the mark, by being in the right mindset. This includes being truly focused on what is before us. By avoiding distracting veins of thought we can be instead set on our upcoming event. We can also actively work to prevent beginning conversations in our minds that get our emotional being unsettled.

Going On

The Go part of is the first step on your new path. Take a deep breath and begin. Since you have already done the Ready and the Set it is likely that the Go part will be the easiest.   

Getting ready and set are by far the most important parts of making a transition.  Be prepared to spend some time and do some work to fulfill the preparation of "Ready" and "Set".  

Have you used Ready, Set, Go in your life transitions? 

1 comment:

Fred said...

Terry makes a good distinction here between effective general strategies in approaching any task -set, ready, go. (This is also used in skydiving. The jump master says get set - feet out of the airplane; ready - hands on wing strut and one feet on wheel of airplane, other foot dangling in midair. Go - jump and hope your parachute opens!) Another way of viewing these concepts is to think of "Ready" as our strategic thinking. In strategic thinking we dream and ponder the big picture, see the map of our lives from a distant or broad perspective, and become attuned to our ideals, values and principles. Once we have the larger framework of our project in mind, then we can get set by using tactical thinking. These are the finer brush strokes, facing the devil of the details, and getting the nuts and bolts in order. Go is our executive thinking, which as Terry expresses, will be riding on the pent-up momentum of revving our strategic and tactical engines. This is a great post for the New Year!