Everyone has choices. Do you get up in the morning, or hit the snooze one more time? Do you eat the egg white omelet or the Pop Tart for breakfast?
Do you take chances, or do you play it safe and try to avoid thinking about “What Might Have Been”?
A friend of mine sent me this picture the other day:
If a picture says a 1,000 words, this one just gave the Gettysburg address. We live in a time when being a risk taker is a necessity. When pushing boundaries is a pre-requisite for success.
When doing the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year, isn’t enough to keep your head above water.
Vince Lombardi said that man cannot achieve perfection but, in the quest for perfection, he just might catch greatness. Life is an infinite well of possibilities. In today’s economy, business is an infinite well of possibilities.
A man launched an empire by selling a pet rock. Seriously. How many crazy ideas have you let pass you by because “It’s not what we do”? How far could you go if you took those words out of your vocabulary?
Are you living a life of “Oh Well”? The kind of life where you push yourself to the limit, take chances, accept crazy risks, and accept that there are no guarantees? Or are you playing it safe, looking wistfully at what might have been?
I know where I want to be.