Don’t Get Caught in the “Knowing-Doing Trap”

Word "Goals" on Whiteboard#15 Don’t Get Caught in the “Knowing-Doing Trap”

Many people know they need to exercise and eat right to be healthy but they fail to DO it. They become caught in the knowing-doing trap (a term we adapted from the “knowing-doing gap” coined by Stanford professors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton). That can happen with connection, too. Don’t let it. Make sure you create a plan to take at least three actions and share your plan with someone who will encourage you and hold you accountable, such as a mentor or coach. If you take action, you will find that it increases your level of understanding about connection. Mark this day, begin connecting and watch what happens. You will experience the productivity, prosperity and joy that come from having greater connection in your life.

This is the fifteenth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.

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