Talking about it is easy. Doing it requires action. Fear, concern, and even confidence may lead to procrastination or hesitation, neither of which is consistent with people or businesses that are on the move. You can’t just talk about it; you have to do it.
Acceleration is not for the weak. It takes courage and mind-set to grab on to your direction and take action. Many people I speak with, individuals or business leaders suggest that they are “doing okay” and that they have a plan moving forward. A plan is great, but it takes action, accelerated action.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Is the momentum moving in the right direction?
- Can I afford to let someone else get there first?
- Has the opportunity peaked?
If the answer to any one (or more) of these questions is, no, then you cannot afford to wait. The difference for most people who are persistent in their pursuit and become successful is knowing when and how to accelerate to maximize their opportunities. Acceleration may sometimes feel scary, but your opportunity needs to be significant enough to draw you in, get you hooked, and pull you forward. If it isn’t a little scary you probably haven’t dug deep enough, reached far enough, or dreamed big enough.
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