Taking Action...what a concept. The Oceans series always had me enthralled with the grandmaster plan making and then the curveballs thrown the team's way and when it was time to execute the plan, the team did it. In Ocean's 8, the cast was an ensemble of women and they delivered a high and tight heist in during a Met Ball Gala. High fashion, high stakes, and high levels of attention towards all the details to make the plan work.
When Sandra Bullock's character -- Debbie Ocean (Sister of Danny Ocean - played by George Clooney) outlines how long it took for her to prepare the plan mentally, I have to appreciate the focus. As her character serves her sentence, she played the long game in squaring up business for herself and for her old and new found associates. This project required her to tap into some energies - time, creativity, movement, and relationship - and as she dreams of this heist, she makes moves all along the way to make it happen. When she describes the plan in more detail to the team, they are astonished with her version, and yet, are clearly in the game with her.
Each actress imbued their character with purpose and collectively, they wanted to make this plan work. As a viewer, we experience the worry, fear, and thrill all along the way. There wasn't time to sit in doubt, there was only room to say or do what was needed to meet the objective and with each objective came progress towards the finish line.
What can help you take action?
How much time are you willing to spend dreaming before taking action?
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Keep looking, learning, and moving on.
*credits to IMDB and Fandango Movie Clips respectively
Elaine Dizon is a Filipina American Life and Mindset Coach, speaker, storyteller, mother, and runner. She is also a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion at AT&T. In her coaching practice, life-intention-action, she uses an iterative approach to support her clients in deepening their core values, tapping into their inner wisdom, and creating habits and rituals that support their goals. She helps clients get out of their own way, move past stopping points, and to reckon with fixed mindsets that disrupt showing up authentically in professional and personal spaces through brain training exercises and tools geared towards mindfulness.