Can you focus on the very next step?

“You don’t need a new year or a new day to start over. You only need a new mindset.”

Hazel Hira Ozbek

Why wait? What do you know you need to do differently? What action can you take RIGHT NOW to start the process?

Momentum only happens once you begin so forget about how many steps are needed; focus on the next one. It’s always the first step that is the hardest, and then it’s the next step that’s the most important.  

The time is going to pass anyway, might as well make it count…

What is the worst that can happen?

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”

Lee Iacocca

What are all the things that could feasabily go wrong with a particular plan or decision? You could spend eternity trying to guess and reason through all the possible uncertainties and outcomes. Perhaps the better question is, “what is the worst possible outcome, what is the worst thing that could happen if we are wrong?”

Understand the risks, and if it they are bad enough, ensure your decision mitigates the risk by having a plan ready to address the possibility. One thing is for sure, you can never be prepared to addresses every uncertainty in life. Deal with the ones that matter and have a plan that allows agility to handle the ones that you can’t anticipate. EXECUTE!

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