Opportunity is Like a Flower
We’ve all seen it. A prodigy comes along. We’re in awe of his or her talent. It just seems so natural. Yet before long, their flame burns out.
Many reasons have been cited for this. We think that among those reasons, an important principle is highlighted …
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Our choices lead to bigg success.
They are way more important than any innate ability we may have. One of the biggest obstacles is not making a choice at all – indecision.
What causes indecision?
Fear of not knowing enough. Fear of failure. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of standing out. Fear of making a mistake.
How do you overcome it?
Make a decision! Any Decision.
Like every other skill, it’s acquired.
Decide what you’re doing for lunch. Decide what you’ll wear. Decide what you’ll do this weekend.
You get the idea. These decisions have little consequence. So why spend too much time fretting over them?
However, some choices can be difficult. For example: choosing to change careers, start a business, get married, or start a family.
If you think about it, not making a decision is a decision in itself!
Is it the choice you really want? Are you willing to bear the consequences?
Putting off a decision may hold you back or even worse. Indecision may lead to the failure that is feared.
Having it all yet having nothing
We talked with one of my former students recently. He and some friends have a great idea for a business.
These guys really impressed me. They had done their research. They asked us a lot of questions. Then they went back and did even more research. They’ve proven out the opportunity. Obviously, there are no guarantees but they seem to have an idea that could make money. They have it all, but yet they have nothing!
As I talked to my former student, he told me how much they love this idea. But for some reason, they just can’t pull the trigger – they’re just not willing to start.
I think this happens with a lot of people. You know, George, think about how long it took us to think of our idea for Bigg Success and actually launch it. But we did start – it’s easy to analyze and analyze and analyze and never get to actually launching.
The biggest regret
By postponing indefinitely, you never really know what could have happened. Which reminds me of a quote by John Greenleaf Whittier:
“Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these – it might have been.”
At some point, your fear of not knowing overcomes your fear of failure. It drives you crazy inside. You have to do it because you can’t accept not trying. So you make the decision to go.
Falling in love with an idea
The danger in not launching is that you fall in love with the idea. You build up these romantic visions in your head.
But you never ask it out for a date!
Is that fear of commitment? We say that with our tongues planted firmly in our cheeks!
When you postpone, competition may enter. The market may change. The opportunity may pass.
But you don’t notice it. You’re still in love with the idea of the business.
Opportunity is like a flower that buds and blooms before it wilts. You must be ready to make a decision when your bigg opportunity presents itself.
How do you overcome indecision?
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