If I kicked you as hard as I could in the butt when did the problem begin? Was it when my foot hit your backside or when the thought entered my head?
A result is always because of an action so as a leader you can't sit around and hope great things happen. There has to be some fore thought, planning, and probably some hard work. Let's be honest, a kick in the butt requires thought, alignment, flexibility, speed, and agility. Some people are able to accomplish this list quicker than others. But you can't kick a butt by flailing your leg around hoping it connects with a back end. If you want to kick some butt as a leader you have to have thoughts that move into actions.