Have you ever wanted to do something – probably pursue a dream, or ask for a promotion – but got stopped by a big knot in your stomach? Or, did you allow a negative comment by someone to derail your dream? This happens all the time – in the workplace, at home, with friends, BUT…
Have those dreams remained dormant? Are you being haunted by regrets of “I should’ve…, could’ve…, If only I had…”? It’s not too late. You still have time to pick up from where you left off. It’s time try again. Social Media consultant Chris Voss said, “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”
Whether it’s an entrepreneurial dream, a dream of a better job, a promotion, or a career transition, here is what you need to know:
- You don’t have to go it alone. Ask for help!
- You don’t have to risk your life, limb or livelihood. Start small.
- You don’t have to become overwhelmed with negative thoughts and by negative people. Banish negative thoughts from your mind, and surround yourself with ‘possibility thinkers’.
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, said “Most people live and die with their music still un-played. They never dare to try. Mary Kay Ash knew it all too well.
After seeing all the men she was training being promoted over her, she decided to write a book to help women survive in the male-dominated business world. One of the things she did was to make two lists. One list highlighted the things her employers had done right; the other had things she felt they could have done better. After reviewing the lists, she realized she had inadvertently created a marketing plan for a business. The rest is history!
Whether you are a male or female, you too, can make your two lists. One list could be what you have done; the other could be what you can offer an employer or a customer. Those two lists could be the beginning of your own marketing plan for your job search marketing plan or your business. Whichever one it is, are you ready to step out in your boldness, and try again? Phil Knight, Co-founder of Blue Ribbon Sports, now known as Nike, told graduates of Standford’s Graduate School of Business (his alma mater): “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your dreams buried in the ground.”
You don’t want to leave your dreams buried in the ground! “Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions bigger than your words.” ~Unknown
This is another dose of the Monday Rx. Have a great day!
Related link: Find Your Calling and Ask for Help