Sundays at Acceler8Success Cafe are focused on providing motivation and inspiration for the week ahead. My goal is to provide a positive foundation for the week that will complement the weekday activities at Acceler8Success Cafe. My intent is to do so as an extension of my commitment to help current and aspiring entrepreneurs achieve and accelerate their success.
Motivation & Inspiration Week of October 30, 2022
Very few could have planned for the bumpy ride over the past 2+ years, but what about for the next 2-3 years?
How do you plan to grow your career over the next few years? Does your planning include soliciting various perspectives?
Is your plan more about wishes, hopes & dreams or is it a solid action plan with specific steps, benchmarks, goals & potential ‘what if’ measures?
There are many great quotes about goals and goal setting but two come to mind.
One is by Fitzhugh Dodson… “Goals that are not written down are just dreams.”
“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” by Brian Tracy is the other.
Well-defined plans must be developed to achieve specific goals. Results must be analyzed often. If missing the mark, leave the goals intact. Realize that each day provides new possibilities and opportunities. Refocus efforts to achieve your goals. But do not change your goals!
How long have you been interested in replacing your job or retirement status for business ownership? Well, what are you waiting for?
How many Mondays have been and gone since you said, I’ll start next week?
Many will recall the Disney quote, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Yet, it’s often met with our skepticism along the lines of what if – what if it doesn’t work out?
But, if you’re passionate about the dream and do your due diligence, go after your dream. Go after it with the mindset of things working out. After all, instead of being skeptical, ask yourself, what if it does work out? Think about that for a second. What if it does work out?
One of the most motivating speakers is Jim Rohn. If you’re not familiar with him, take a few minutes to check him out on Google. He’s been quoted many, many times. As for achieving goals, Jim Rohn says, “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
Wait. Not so fast. If you’re passionate about owning your own business and believe you’re finally ready to take steps toward that goal, I’ll ask you to consider one more thing – your entrepreneurial stretch.
It can be something as simple as that one thing that will take you out of your comfort zone? Or, maybe it’s something that will create great strain due to then current circumstances? Possibly it’s something that will extend your limits – your breaking point? Or, it could be something caused by fear.
But it could be something that will ultimately be the result of repeated excuses, procrastination, poorly identifying priorities, lack of commitment, unclear vision, complacency, etc.
Therefore, your top priority BEFORE making a final decision to make your goal of business ownership a reality, will be to consider what could possibly be your entrepreneurial stretch and outline steps you will be prepared to take should your entrepreneurial stretch be stretched to its limits. This is critical to your success!
Think about it this way… If it were easy to be an entrepreneur, everybody would do it. Right?
So, the million dollar question is – How committed are you to entrepreneurship? Before jumping to answer, please take the time necessary to consider in order that you can honestly answer this question. After all, it’s one that only you can answer as it matters to you!
Have a great week ahead. Act swiftly. Act decisively. Make it happen. Make it count!
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