Taking a Shot

Life as we know it, is short. Standing on the sidelines waiting for the ideal time to step into the playing field to take your shot, often results in being left behind. Wondering what could have been, is not a position you want to find yourself in. This does not apply only to starting your own business, I do believe it should be applied to life as a whole. Playing it safe may save you from the bruises and scars of falling down, but it will certainly not teach you how to stand up again when you do fall.

I got an email from a reader today asking me “Is this the right time to start my business?” My answer to this question is always, if you think you have found something that you can be committed to for the next 3-5 years, then, there will never be a better time! Personally I believe that, passion and commitment to your venture are the only two forces that will help you keep your spirits high when, often enough, all seems to be lost. When you take this path, you have to do so understanding and  accepting that…. “I might fail”. To add another favorite quote “You miss 100% of the shots that you do not take.”

We need to make a habit of stepping out of our comfort zones. We need to embrace the feeling of vulnerability that comes whenever we do so. If you are not living the life you truly want to live, this may just be the best time to start pursuing the path you always wanted to.

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