Never say “if only”
If only you could sign up ABSA as a client, then you’d be profitable.
If only your product was ready for the Christmas rush, then you’ll make your sales targets.
If only you had enough capital, then you’d start your own business.
If only, if only, if only.
If only your aunt was a man, then she’d be your uncle.
“If only” is a meaningless statement.
It is a fantasy.
It distracts your energy from reality.
If you’re an entrepreneur you don’t have the luxury of distraction.
Cashflow waits for no day dream.
Next time you catch yourself thinking or saying “if only”, stop.
“If only” is for dreamers who’s dreams never come true.
Stop dreaming, start working.
Originally published at The Big Almanac.