Seed money is nice. It gives you a better chance for a stronger start. A head start in the foot race might be nice too. Realistically, the best starts come from recognizing where you are at and getting to where you are going.
Small and large businesses alike spend much energy and resources on carefully crafting their mission and vision. Then they build a brand around it.
It should be true for successful professionals too.
What is your mission? What is your vision?
People often want to highlight the disadvantages. They may not have strengths in certain areas, or what they want to do may not exactly fit with what they need to do.
The best athletes visualize their success. They visualize the perfect dive and stroke in swimming. The perfect swing in baseball or golf. And for the track athlete, it’s getting off the blocks perfectly.
Many people talk about great starts. Great starts matter. They’re also conditioned on starting where you are at. In other words, everyone has an individual starting point. Amateurs can’t expect to start at the Pro level.
Visualizing where you are at and where you want to go may lead to a good start.
Where do you belief the best starts come from?
For everyone, in your business or in your career, you have to start at the beginning. Where ever the beginning is for you, that’s where you start.
You can’t expect to start at the top. You can’t expect a head start.
Know and understand your mission. Have a stretchy, yet appropriate vision. Consider things will need a certain amount of fluidity. Not everything is carved in stone, nor is it black and white.
Best starts come from where you are at. They follow your mission and vision.
You’ll get better along the way.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.