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Making Things Happen

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“Getting things done” and “Making things happen” may sound similar, but they have different implications.

You are “Getting things done” when you complete tasks, tick off to-do lists, and fulfill responsibilities. It’s a necessary aspect of productivity but not enough to achieve significant progress or create positive change.

On the other hand, you are “making things happen” when you take the initiative, set ambitious goals, and create new possibilities. If you are committed to “Making things happen,” you must face your discomfort, take calculated risks, and push beyond average. It’s about taking charge of your life and creating an impact in the world.

While getting things done is necessary, it can be limiting if it becomes the sole focus. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine of completing tasks without ever questioning their significance or impact. In contrast, making things happen requires vision, creativity, and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

So, this is what I tell myself and everyone I interact with. If you want to make a real difference in your life or the world, don’t just focus on getting things done. Instead, embrace the mindset of making things happen. Dream big, take calculated risks, and strive for excellence.

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