Hidden in plain sight is the ingredient of a deeply satisfying life. We all enjoy having lady luck shine favorably upon us, but nothing replaces the satisfaction that comes from taking initiative and personal action.
Both the hammer and the nail appear on the job site, but one is at the mercy of the other. One is hammering and one is getting hammered. Technically speaking, this isn’t always negative. After all, nails are needed to build structures — but nails are rarely Mavericks. Why? …
Too often I hear people complain about the roadblocks of taking action. For most, these challenges are the greatest barriers to getting started. They say that the cost of initiation is expensive. “It takes a lot of money,” they say. “As well as time, and energy, and countless other resources.”
It was 2009 and the real estate market crashed. But I smelled opportunity. There was only one problem, however… I didn’t know anything about real estate.
I had two choices: One, wait as I learned all of the tools and information available or two, jump in the deep end, get started and figure it out under the necessity to perform.
More often than not a decision alone is not enough. And action without a thoughtful decision is dangerous. But when decisions and actions are married magical things happen.
Many of us face metaphoric Stop signs in life when we receive negative feedback, a poor result, lack of motivation, etc. and then just… Stop. But these Stop signs of life are not to be taken literally – they do not indicate a parking zone.
But… What if I have access to more resources tomorrow? What if I have better information tomorrow? What if a bigger opportunity comes tomorrow? Stop it. Opportunity cost is not the problem. Opportunity cost is completely irrelevant if you’re busy waiting idle. Big things don’t happen overnight so don’t wait for ‘this fateful night’ to…
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