Are you whinging or are you winning in business?
It's a rough, tough business world out there! Yet some succeed while others fail. So how do you and your organisation stay afloat?
Remind youself of this: the only thing every individual in business (and life, for that matter) deserves is an opportunity; the rest is completely up to us to take it.
The problem is, we all know this truth, yet not many act on it.
Opportunities come by several times a day:
Don't say "one day."
Have you set your New Year's Resolutions?
Does your business have all of its strategic objectives set in place already, ready for a big year?
Do it all right now, with what you have and then improve along the way. Because a year from today, your future-self will wish that you had have started today.
It's like what Richard Branson says: "Say yes, and then work it out later."
Be a purpose-driven organisation and move forward- not for perfection, but for advancement. No one person or business is ever perfect, but you can't choose to hide away until you've read every resource available or prepared for every scenario; there comes a point where you need to keep moving and gain real-world experience to grow and learn.
And with that, some things succeed, and others fail. However, true success is all about your ability to absorb failure, learn and move on, despite how much it hurts.
You can't be afraid of making choices and running with it; it's better to head in a direction and learn from victories and losses, than remaining in neutral, wondering why everyone else is getting ahead and you aren't.
It all comes down to what you and your organisation really want to do.
Are you going around in unfulfilling circles? Or are you proudly endeavouring every day with a solid mission?
The problem is, many people and organisations have no idea what their goals actually look like! So a better way to discover your ideal path is to know what you don't want. When you rule out what you dislike and what the business wants to steer clear of, you will often uncover what you acutally do want.
In the end, remember: truly successful people always hold two ironclad beliefs:
(1) Tomorrow can be even better than today
(2) I have the ability to make that so.
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