Recently, I had pleasure of spending afternoon with Les Brown, one of world's most prominent motivational speakers. I had flown out to Phoenix, Arizona to see Les and several other speakers share their knowledge in a one-day seminar put on by Summit Seminars (http://www.summitseminar.com).
Les Brown had this powerful little thing to say. "Go BEFORE You Are Ready."
When I heard that message, it caused me to stop and think about my own life. I remembered earlier this year having opportunity to take over second floor of office building we lease for my company. At time, I really had no need for this extra space. I declined offer even though I knew how quickly my company was growing.
Well, 6 months later I am now looking for more office space! Just as I had felt, my company has grown and I have completely outgrown our current location! It's too late to take over second floor. It's been rented to somebody else and they will be there for next 5 years!
Often in my coaching sessions, I am asked about how to know when you are really ready to take next step. In other words, is there really a "right" time to make your move, to take on a new challenge, to grow your business, to launch your new web site, or to propose marriage to your significant other?
Are there signs, or do you just get a "gut" feeling around about time you need to take next step. For many of us, we get those gut feelings, and often times, we'll simply rationalize them away. We'll tell ourselves how many other things have to be lined up first before we can take that next step in our lives.
For some people, they may never take that next step! Instead, they tell themselves again and again how "someday" they will have what they want; yet they do all they can to avoid moving even one step forward. Are you starting to see why so many talented people never become successes they could be?