What are the possibilities in front of you? Are there some, or are there none? Finding possibilities is often connected with where or how you look.
People often get stuck because of the limits that they place on the possibilities.
I’m not attending the evening networking event. No one is ever there to really connect with anyway.
We should do a video tutorial for our new product, but I’m not sure anyone will watch it.
I should send a resume to that new business in the industrial park, yet, I doubt they’ll consider me because of my lack of experience.
The amount of risk you are willing to take or the effort that you are willing to endure will show fewer or more possibilities.
The truth often is that people avoid things that they believe will cause too much effort or grief. The desire to make a change or do different things is limited by what the individual (or group) views as the return on investment.
If you start a new exercise program, then you also must realize that you should change some of your eating habits too. The biggest reality is that none of this change will happen quickly. As a result, many never start.
People often don’t want to be on the hook. They don’t want the added responsibility on the job. They don’t want to workout three or four times per week. And diet, well, some chips and a soda often seem easier and more attractive than celery sticks.
For your career or business, the possibilities are likely endless. Except when you decide that being on the hook for the commitment is going to cost you.
Finding new possibilities depends on the price you are willing to pay.
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.