Many years ago I put a sign up in my home office that read “It feels good to be organised.” A few weeks later a friend dropped round and caught sight of the sign and laughed out loud at me.
In one sense he was dead right, the office was a mess, and it certainly looked (and was) far from organised.
It would have been easy to be knocked back by that, to simply agree and take down the sign. But I didn’t, I merely laughed it off and here’s why you should too.
Because to go somewhere different, somewhere where you are not right now, then you have to be prepared to be laughed at. You also need to accept that:
You don’t start at your destination
You start where you are right now, and that may be a long way from where you want to go, but you get there one step at a time.
The Beatles didn’t start out playing stadiums; and they got turned down by multiple record companies and played gig after gig to get to where they wanted to be.
Many of the biggest companies in the world start from a bedroom, a garage or a teenagers bedroom in their parents house.
It doesn’t matter where you start from, it matters where you are going and you get there one step at a time.
Today my wife and I still put signs up around our house, we work on being clear on where we’re going, why we’re going there and the strategies we’ll use to get there.
Where are you going in your business, what steps do you need to take to get there? Leave me a comment below I’d love to hear where you’re going and what steps you’re taking.