Happy New Year!
Well, with the turn of calendar, many of us contemplate the notion of setting resolutions, some even think the whole process through and launch ourselves into this new endeavor believing we will be successful. While some of us are, most are not. Most fail due to the lack of planning, or setting smaller, more milestone based goals for ourselves. Maybe you have heard the adage, “you cannot eat an elephant all in one bite”. Simply put, this means you have to define the steps to success needed to reach your overall goal. It’s like trying to get the top of a staircase without using the steps (no cheating and using the elevator). Poor execution usually leads to disappointment and surrender.
I am a firm believer in a try, try again mentality. Keep all opportunities on the table. Seek out new opportunities. Just because you are on this constant search for new things, doesn’t mean you are going to pursue them. Sometimes discovering and learning of new opportunities helps us more than we think. While sometimes we may think we will find something so attractive during our search process, we often times simply confirm the appeal of our current situation. This just means we have made good decisions up to this point. But just waiting for things to fall into your lap is not my recommendation. In my opinion, to be satisfied or “settled” is to give up control. Nobody is more in control of what eventually happens to us than we are. If we cannot control what is dealt to us, at least we can control how we deal with it. Without exploration for opportunities when you don’t necessarily need them, you will left short when you do.
Pick your passion, pursue it with all your heart, and never settle. Vince Lombardi once said, “”Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we will catch excellence”.
I believe this.
Till next time…….