Seth Godin says this much better than I have (from The Practice).
If you want to get in shape, it’s not difficult. Send an hour a day running or at the gym. Do that for six months or a year. Done.
That’s not the difficult part. The difficult part is becoming the kind of person who goes to the gym every day.
A fitness coach said recently on a podcast, “I don’t go to the gym and work out. I train.”
That is so apt. Working out is just doing some exercises. Training require thought. Intention. Motivation. Study. I know what muscle group I’m training today. Why. How the various muscles relate. How to coordinate with breath.
Just so in our work life. Through university (one hopes) we learned to analyze and solve problems. How to collect the right data, and how to use them.
Today in your job are you training and using intention, motivation, study? Are you the type of person who goes to work every day to solve problems and move the organization forward?