ANYTHING WORTH DOING…
I have seen many small business owners “paralyzed by analysis,” they are afraid to take the first step. We all want to succeed and want a guarantee that everything we do will turn out perfect. Unfortunately that seldom happens. Making mistakes and failing are, in my opinion, necessary steps on the road to success.
In order to grow a small business owner has to deviate from doing what he/she has always done and take action in a different direction. To complete the headline sentence, “Anything worthwhile doing is worthwhile doing wrong”, it’s better to take action and fail than to never take any action at all.
Sydney J. Harris wrote: “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
The good news is that taking disciplined action will help eliminate many mistakes and failures. With your Vision and your Why firmly entrenched in your mind the next key is the development of a daily structure. Without a structure, it becomes easy to focus on the less important but more urgent distractions instead.
In this world in which change is the only constant, there is often a higher cost to waiting than there is in doing. I believe that it is not cost that prohibits action, but a fear of failure. As I mentioned before, failure should be looked at as a learning opportunity.
While my emphasis in this blog is to encourage you to press forward at all times, I also want to stress the importance of having an action plan and then to discipline yourself to follow that plan.
Consistent use of the Accountability Tracker is a great tool for keeping you on target and at the same time establishing good work habits.
“Too many people, when they make a mistake, just keep stubbornly plowing ahead and end up repeating the same mistake. I believe in the motto, ‘Try and try again.’ But the way I read it, it says, ‘Try, then stop and think. Then try again.”
William Dean Singleton
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