“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maugham
There will inevitably be a time during your career where you will find yourself at a crossroads. One will keep you on your current path, the other will take you in a new direction. While it is tempting to keep with what is known and comfortable, it would be a crucial mistake to dismiss the option to change your course.
To say we want only the best in life is much different than actually pursuing it. Those crossroads are to be seen as opportunities. As a time to take an honest inventory of what’s working and what’s not. To ask yourself, “Am I settling for less in myself, my staff, my networks, my vision or mission?” To truly want the best may mean making some difficult decisions in your professional life. It may mean re-evaluating where and how you are spending your time, investing more time in certain areas, or exploring other areas to network.
You will find that other like-minded professionals will be doing the same thing – refusing to accept anything but the best. Now, imagine the synergy when 30 of these like-minded individuals are in the same room – generating business together. Take time to rethink your options. The payoff could be substantial.
Keep it disciplined.