Quotables: T. Boone Pickens – Pull the Trigger

Every so often I come across something that someone has said that just captures a point perfectly. Better than I could ever write.

I call them “quotables.”

When I find a new quotable, I will share them here with you.

They can come from anywhere: business people, actors, scientists, criminals, politicians, athletes … I don’t care. The only thing that counts is what they said and if it resonates and makes a point.

Here’s something T. Boone Pickens, the businessman and investor, said about pulling “the trigger.”

T. Boone Pickens
T. Boone Pickens, business man, investor, and author of The First Billion Is the Hardest.

“I’ve always said that the most important quality of a good leader is that you’ve got to be willing to make a decision. Too often, people fall victim to what I call the ‘ready-aim-aim-aim-aim’ syndrome. Everything has got to be absolutely perfect. The truth is sometimes you’ve got to be willing to pull the trigger. Only afterward does it become apparent that the time was right.”

Is this something that you do? Do you think it is impeding your success and the attainment of your goals?

Are procrastination and being a perfectionist keeping you from becoming what you want to be?

If so, then read through the books of The Complete Master Key Course. Pay particular attention to The Master Key Workbook. I have found often that people fail to act (to “pull the trigger”) because they are unsure of what they want — or that what they want is not what they really want, which creates a disconnect. When you define your goal, the acting — the actions — flow naturally. You not only want to “pull the trigger,” but you need to pull the trigger. You are compelled to do so.

With this knowledge in mind, take the time to define your goal(s), plan your actions, and then act.

Pull the trigger!

[For more information about T. Boone Pickens, I highly recommend that you read his book The First Billion Is the Hardest.]