One small step at a time.
Just do it.
Start today. One small step at a time. Take five minutes and double check the facts.
Just do it.
Take 15 minutes to practice or meditate or pray on it.
Take five minutes to double check the facts. Look at both sides of the story.
Just do it.
Set aside 15 minutes a day or an hour a week, but stick to it.
Start today. One step at a time and then build on it.
Just do it.
One small step at a time.
Take five minutes and double check the facts, look at both sides of the story.
Build on it, 15 minutes a day and then add a little at a time.
Just do it
Do you want your dreams to become reality? Do you want to reach the goals you have set for yourself or your organization? Do you want to be able the trust the people around you? Then remember to D.C.E. – Double Check Everything.
We live in the information age. Information moves faster than ever. So why is it that people do not take a minute to double-check things? So here again making a stand for checking the facts. So let’s break it down. Before you can D.C.E. – Double Check Everything you have to C.E. – Check Everything. Be a C.E.O. – Check Everything Officer. Now notice I did not say you have to do everything, and I did not say to micro manage everything. I said Check Everything. Just check to make sure it got done.
Now, before you can become a C.E.O. – Check Everything Officer, you have to plan, you have to study, you have to set goals. Do you have a plan? Have you sat down and set goals? You have to do these things, or else you are basically going to be changing your tune every time the wind and weather changes. How can you know that your life, or your job, or your organization is on course; if you have not plotted a course?
D.C.E. – Double Check Everything. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Well even Santa Claus made a list and checked it twice before he came to town. Shouldn’t you? Shouldn’t you find out who is naughty and who is nice before you do business with someone or count on them to deliver on their promises? I am not trying to be hard on people, but ask your friends what they would do different if they knew then what they know now. Take the time to Double Check the facts, call around, check on search engines. Success leaves clues and successful companies and successful people have track records they are proud to put on display. People who have too much to hide, or no track record at all might not be the people to trust with you life savings or your life long dreams.
I challenge everyone to keep learning and keep growing. For that to happen, we all need new information. Again we live in the information age. We have books, magazines, computers, the internet, and smart phones. We should be reading, we should be studying, we should be searching, we should be verifying. It is easier than ever to call around, and find out things before we act on the new information. Plan – Yes! Schedule – Yes, Set Goals – Yes, Check – Yes, Double Check – Yes, Yes! D.C.E. – Double Check Everything.
Now let me restate for the record. You do not have to do everything, but you should double-check to make sure things are getting done. You do not have to know everything, but you can double-check the facts to make search everything adds up. You do not have to come up with all the ideas, but double-check to make sure the ideas fit the plan and you have the right combination of people, time and resources to make the idea a reality. You don’t have to be a tyrant and you do not have to micromanage everything, but you do have to be the C.E.O. – Check Everything Officer. D.C.E. – Double Check Everything.
We live in an age where information flows faster than ever, in some areas. If you have a smart phone or a tablet or a laptop or a notebook computer and an internet connection; you have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. So the question I have is why do people still believe rumors without double checking the facts? Why do politicians still spin the truth and sometimes out right lie when people can check both sides of the story in a matter of minutes? Is it because people do not double-check the facts? Is it because people will not take 15 minutes to look at both sides of the story?
It is so easy to search out any story or rumor you hear about. Even if you do not have a computer, you can go to the library and use one there. If you do not have an internet connection, you can go to most coffee houses and check things while having a coffee, tea or juice with a dough nut or a bagel. I have seen many a lunch meeting and study group while I have posted to this blog. So I ask again, why not take 15 minutes to double-check the facts and look at both sides of the story.
I don’t think you should take my word for it. See, you are already on the internet if you are ready this blog. It is so easy to use a search engine; the challenge is to look at both sides of the story. Again, I ask; why do politicians lie to people or at the very least spin the facts? The reason is because they think that most of us will not take the time to look at both sides of the story. What do I have to gain by telling you to look at both sides of the story, double-check the facts and make up your own mind? I am not saying, follow me and I will show you honor. I am not saying vote for me and I will make the world a better place. I am saying keep and open mind, double check the facts, look at both sides of the story and make up your own mind.
If you live in a place in the world where the internet is open be very glad. Be glad because you can still double-check the facts. There are places where the internet is filtered and censored. Be glad that you still have a chance at making up your own mind. See sometimes people hear one side of the story and very strong powers of persuasion get you to act now. Gee, I never tell you to act now. I tell you to look at both sides of the story, check the facts, and sleep on it. Make up your mind after you have found out the best possible information covering both sides of the story, not matter what the story.
Take a minute and ask your self this question. How many things in your life would you change if you knew then what you know now? How may times have you leaped before you looked? How many times did you believe someone and they turned out to be wrong? Now could you have made a better choice if you would have just taken a minute to double-check both sides of the story and see which side added up? I have nothing to gain by telling you to find out the truth for yourself. So why do I do it? Could this lead to a book deal one day? I mean I would like to be a great motivator, so is telling people to double-check the facts enough? I think it is enough. I think it is a challenge.
We live in the information age and dancing cats get millions of hits on the internet. Don’t you want anything more out of life? Wouldn’t you like to know if there are natural cures for what ever ails you? Wouldn’t you like to know which people are telling the truth about issues that can affect your future? Do you take a minute to check both sides of the story or do you just go with the flow? I challenge myself to challenge you. I have nothing to gain, except for standing up for what I believe in, but I try to check both sides of the story first.