Sometimes it’s really easy to get caught up in the things around you. A great idea you’ve just had can seem so far from reaching its potential, and even a desire to change can leave you thinking you are far away from your goal. I often find myself caught in the mundane, the routine of life – and having to remind myself of “what could be”. Potential can sometimes be a great inspirer, or a great inhibitor – something so lofty and far away, that we refuse to entertain the possibilities.
I started thinking about business pretty young. I found myself dreaming of the possibilities of success, development, expansion – often brought back down to reality – by well, my reality. It wasn’t until I putto paper, and leveraged my time and talent that I was able to see a breakthrough and the eventual starting of a successful business. Every great dream seems to have its drawback – failure, disappointment, a long timeline. It’s important that we spend time to refocus, and convince ourselves to give it a shot. There are many reasons why you and I can be successful at a new enterprise, a great concept – or even basic change. Here’s 3 reasons why you can be successful today:
1) You have time
Time is quite possible one of the most underrated resources. Yes we’ve all heard that “time equals money”, but truthfully have we thought of a time as a resource? We trade our time for money at work. We trade our time for love and affection in our relationships. We trade our time at sporting events for leisure and satisfaction. Time is possibly the greatest currency we have. So how are you spending your time? Every second you spend doubting that change can happen, or that your idea is too far-fetched, is costing you money, satisfaction – even happiness. Leverage your wasted time and explore your ideas.
2) You have You
Seems basic, even a little cheesy. The fact is that you control your own destiny. You are never too old, or too young to embrace more education, more knowledge, more practice, even more experience. What you lack in one area – you can make up for in another. So if you control your intake – what are you doing to improve your weaknesses? Who do you need to have a conversation with to grow in an area? What blogs have you been reading to learn about your ideas/areas of weakness? Identify the areas you need improvement – and pursue help. You might end up being your own greatest asset.
3) You have talent
We all have something we are good at. Maybe you are fantastic at being organized. Perhaps you are the king or queen of working within structure. For me personally, I thrive under pressure – and do really well in stressful situations. Find out what you are good at, and leverage that into something. I recently read a story about a gentleman who was extremely talented at meeting people, and leveraging relationships. He recently started a business introduction company – in which he now makes 6 figures helping link individuals for potential business deals. He took the talent that was in his hand, and applied it. What’s the talent in your hand? What are you great at – that you can leverage into something beneficial?