Sir Richard Branson struck a chord with me in aTV interview the other day. He was asked what one piece of advice he would give to people that were unable to attend a speech/seminar that he was giving in Auckland. His answer was “scr-w it, just do it.”
I think that we, and Kiwis in particular, talk ourselves out of doing so many good things. We wait until everything is 100% risk free before taking the plunge, and consequently never do so many positive things.
Life is full of calculated risks, and 70% – 80% risk free should be good enough for most situations. We also need to compromise to move forward.
This is very much the case when deciding to buy or sell a house or business, and whether to upgrade or move to a more suitable property. I have often been thanked by clients for helping them make decisions, and occasionally I have been told that I should have “pushed harder” because people regret not taking the plunge. Look at the pros and cons, and then make a decision.
Don’t procrastinate. – JUST DO IT!
Kind Regards, Michael