Wait And See Your Missed Opportunity!

Dave Lindbeck C2004 All Rights Reserved.

"I stood here waiting for you to fail, instead of doing what I needed to succeed."

Those were the words that tumbled out of my mouth as I failed to return my racquetball opponent's shot. I hesitated, anticipating that he would miss his shot and the point would be mine. That's not how it worked out.

Have you ever slacked off, cut corners, made a half-hearted attempt or just didn't try at all, hoping instead that things would just roll your way?

We all have the tendency to slow down once in a while; rest and relaxation can be a good thing. But we are also prone to hesitating, procrastinating and down right avoiding effort, all on a regular basis. So, why do we do that?

There can be a number of reasons why we don't do what is necessary to succeed. Perhaps it's an attention deficit disorder, a physical limitation or a psychological obstacle. However, beyond those more serious conditions, it's probably something more basic. That is - we trust more in the hope things will just "happen," rather than participating in our own success.

Countless opportunities are missed because we're waiting on something. Waiting for that winning lottery number, for our competitor to stumble or fall, or for our co-worker to quit or get fired. In the process we approach things half-heartedly, or not at all, and then fail to gain the growth, awareness and enlightenment that new experiences bring.

Why not commit yourself to taking action instead of waiting to see what opportunity you've missed?

Despite their fear, doubt and uncertainty, true leaders, innovators and trail blazers take action. They don't wait for things to happen, or to see what others are doing. They are "on-the-ball" and focus on their goals and objectives, while doing those things necessary to achieve them.

Whether you're playing a game, climbing the ladder in your career, or building a business, hesitation, procrastination and avoidance are not your friends. Focus, effort and action are your true allies.

Today, look at where you're hesitating or procrastinating. What action can you take?

When you take action and make a real effort, you'll be more satisfied, learn some lessons and improve your chances of success. If you wait around, you're likely to be tackled, run over or left in the dust. You don't want that to happen.

If you want better results in reaching your goals and objectives, don't be caught with missed opportunity on your hands. Enjoy the experience of participating in your own success by taking action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen!

Dave Lindbeck, Personal and Business Coach. Helping professionals, executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in business, career and life. Contact me now for your complimentary consultation! http://www.instepcoaching.com/coaching_session.htm Get the complimentary e-zine "The InStep Journal", @ http://www.instepcoaching.com/instep_journal.htm
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