Recently I’ve written quite a bit on this blog about what to do when you don’t know what your next step is. Today, I want to go the other direction and tell you about another really scary mistake that can kill your business – knowing what to do and NOT doing it.
Why Some Will Not Take That Next Step
You might wonder why anyone would not take that next step when they know exactly what that next step is. There are several reasons for this. They may not have the funds to do it, or they may have a personal issue standing in their way, or, and this is the worst of all, they may be afraid.
If lack of funds is the problem, one only needs to find a way to overcome that. There are many ways to do this and since this is a broad topic I won’t deal with it here as it’s out of the scope of this post. Suffice it to say that when it comes to money, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Personal issues can range from lack of funds, mentioned above, to family disputes – such as going through a divorce – to an illness of oneself or a close family member, to losing one’s day job, and the list goes on. These issues are not as easily tackled and may take time to resolve. But, once resolved you absolutely MUST pick yourself up and get going again. You must take that next step. You may need to regain some lost ground while you were dealing with personal issues, but once that ground is recovered you need to move on.
It’s All Up To You
Fear is the worst of these reasons because there isn’t anything holding you back except for your own mindset. That next step might seem like a doosy, and it might scare you half to death to take it, but if you don’t do it you might as well pack up and go home. You’re business will never grow.
So many wanna be booklet authors have had big dreams and high hopes when they started out. But, their dreams were shattered and their hopes were dashed because they couldn’t get beyond a certain point in their own thinking.
Nobody else can make you a success. It doesn’t matter how much education you have or how many self-help or whiz bang, million dollar business products you buy or books you read. If you’re not willing to do what it takes then you will fail. Nobody else can do it for you.
The True Meaning Of Stupidity
Not taking that next step when you know what it is really amounts to stupidity. Stupidity is not like being uneducated. The uneducated are willing, but they lack the knowledge needed. This is remedied easily enough by seeking out the information or education that is needed. But, in the case of stupidity, the information is there, the next step is known, and it is not taken due to fear of the unknown, or fear of something big happening – something good, but something that will change everything.
Stupidity is NOT when there is a personal issue or lack of funds. In these cases the next step may be put on hold, but the plan is to overcome the obstacles in the way and then move forward once those obstacles are removed. Stupidity is when you hold yourself back for no reason other than being afraid to move forward. It means that everything you’ve done up to now, which has brought you to this point, has been for nothing. You’ve worked hard for what – to throw it all away now that you’re standing on the precipice of something really big?
Don’t let stupidity stand in your way. Take that leap. You’ve worked hard to get to where you are. You deserve to take that next step!
To your riches!
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