I continue to be amazed by the attitudes of people who accept that they have no control over their destiny – in business and in life. They have done it this way for years, so it must be right. Or no one can make money in this economy.
Some of this comes from the beliefs we develop early in life. Others come from advice we get later. Think about those who give us advice about business? Some of this advice comes from people who never owned a business or it’s based on assumptions that simply no longer apply. I recently spoke with an owner who was advised not to expand because he would need to take on employees and good people are impossible to find. Talk about holding someone back.
Most limiting beliefs remain with us because we give up what we want most in life for something we want now.
Don’t let fear, self-sabotaging beliefs or the advice of others hold you back. As Jack Welch says, ‘Control your destiny or somebody else will’.
Control Your Destiny By Doing Two Things
Figure Out What You Want. Call these goals, dreams, vision. Visualize what you want and why it’s important to you. And don’t share it with anyone who is likely to tell you why you can’t have your dream.
Make a Plan. Organize yourself. Decide what knowledge you need to gain and what you need to do to get what you want. Find someone who can help you and hold you accountable. Plan your action, then action your plan.
Related: If you need help with planning and goal setting, check out my Ultimate Guide for Planning.
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