"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action.
If there's no action, you haven't truly decided"-Tony Robbins
So you want to start a new business. You've done your market research.
You've spent months testing your product. You're really excited about this new opportunity.
This is going to be the most game-changing, disruptive thing to happen in years.
But, there's just one more thing you want to "get right"...
But, guess what?
There will never be a "perfect time". You will never know "all the facts".
There will always be "one more thing".
When I was first interested in music back in high school, my Dad would ask me "When are you going to get your demo recorded?".
I replied "When the exams are over". The exams came and went and I still hadn't recorded anything.
My Dad asked me again and, raising an eyebrow, said "When the exams are over?". I smiled sheepishly but took the point.
I knew what I wanted to do but I hadn't put anything into action to achieve it.
This question has become a shorthand in our family for procrastination.
Why are you putting off until tomorrow, what can be accomplished today?
At the heart of this lack of action is Fear.
What if this doesn't work? What if I fail?
We can't second guess every possible outcome. We can't have 20/20 foresight.
But, most importantly, we can't achieve anything without taking that first step forward.
By all means, weigh up options, make educated and informed decisions. But MAKE DECISIONS.
Put them into action.
Until we actually do something about those decisions, we are merely writing a wishlist and achieving nothing.
So, what have you done today to achieve your goals?
Make a decision and then...