My mentor, Jim Rohn, used to say that we must each experience one of the following:
- The pain of discipline.
- Or the pain of regret / disappointment.
The pain of discipline weights ounces.
The pain of regret weighs TONS!
As business owners, we each have the opportunity to REALLY go for it and see just how far all our ideas and hard work can take us. However, to benefit from our best ideas, we need to give them the wings they need in order to fly. This means putting them into action.
There’s a risk involved here, because we may well fail. In fact, we could end up failing a number of times, in order to find and benefit from the ideas that lead us to the major breakthroughs that are required for extraordinary success.
How willing are you to get it wrong?
How prepared are you to throw all your energy into something, without the guarantee of success? It has been my personal experience that the more willing you are to accept the occasional knock-back, the greater your chances are of achieving your full potential. It has often been said, that if you want to achieve more, you need to increase your failure rate. Whilst this may sound counter-intuitive, it makes perfect sense. The only people who seldom fail, are those who do nothing. They listen to advice, attend the classes, read the books – Then do nothing.
Gather your best ideas and put them into play. Give them everything you have got. Make the phone calls, write the emails, make the connections, meet with the people. Do whatever is required, to give your ideas the opportunity to succeed.
I’m telling you, the results can be life changing!