Australia has become mired in bureaucracy and red-tape. To much energy given to talking about big issues without actually getting in and getting them sorted out. Politics is a talkfest where issues are endlessly debated but rarely actioned. As a nation we can’t rely on others to solve our problems or create the next great opportunity. We need to take that responsibility for getting things done ourselves. Can-do-ness needs to become as culturally engrained as mateship. We need to be known as the nation who sets great goals and then gets started on achieving them.
Can Do starts with you and me. It starts with can do companies, families, clubs and community groups. Ask yourself, what can I do today, right now, that will make Australia a better place to live? What can I do to improve my company, myself? What can I do to surprise my kids, my friends my boss, my customers? Think of something and then do it! Do it now is the by-line can-do ness. No procrastination, no excuses just getting in and getting started.
Australia has some great challenges ahead. The world is becoming evermore competitive and for us to stay at the top we need to be striving to be the best. The best at what? How about engineering, medicine and curing so-called incurable diseases, social justice, entrepreneurship, swimming, football, statesmanship. In fact, whatever we decide! We need to become the nation known for aspiring to great visions then making them happen. We need a plan for the future, a bold vision which inspires us, and our children, and we need it now. The first step is for us to adopt a new national identity as the Can Do country. We need to shake off the red tape and leave behind the excuses. We need nothing less than to reinvent ourselves as the Can Do County and armed with this attitude we need to throw ourselves into creating the greatest-ever Vision for Australia
Australia, the Can Do Country. What’s holding us back?