Make Things Happen, Don’t Wait | Don Dalrymple https://dondalrymple.com
I am not sure there are many safe places to hide any more. You can’t hang low collecting a paycheck hoping your bosses don’t notice. And everyone’s getting squeezed.
I have already been in several conversations with business owners this past week and we were talking about reducing overhead and running their businesses leaner with less people. It’s common sense thinking for an owner. They are in the business to serve their customers and make money, not necessarily be a professional employer.
The great news, however, is that all this change, all this speed and all this access to tools allows anyone to make things happen.
Living in quiet desperation is painful and unnecessary. If you have been practicing, like most people, the habit of waiting for something to happen, snap out of it. That kind of habit is a sure way of setting yourself up to lose.
Things happen because of the people that go out into the world and make things happen, not waiting for something to happen.
It starts with an idea. And if you don’t have any ideas, then start practicing thinking and sharing your ideas.
When you are clear and determined, start pulling the resources towards your idea. Those are the people, apps, tools and other things you need to make your idea work.
It’s not expensive compared to 20 years ago. You have more resources available to you than ever before. But if you are waiting around waiting for someone else with ideas to approach you and invite you into a gig or opportunity, then you are missing out on the opportunity to develop the skills you need to survive today.
The cheese has moved and the world is quickly favoring those that make things happen, not wait for something to happen.
Try getting someone to follow you today on one idea. Then do it tomorrow and every day. You will be getting in the game around you.
Originally published at dondalrymple.com on August 31, 2016.