Words to live by from one of my favorite and timeless authors. Dr. Seuss may not have realized how often we all need to be reminded of our endless possibilities. We forget that we steer our ship. We are responsible for the direction we take because we are the people who make the choices. Now the choices in front of us may not always be fantastic but we always have a choice.
As someone who has been in business for myself for well over 8 years I know how complex and scary some of the choices are that are put before us as entrepreneurs.
1. Should I bring on a partner or stay solo?
2. Who can I trust? Who should I not trust?
3. Do I need a line of credit or do I get investors?
4. How will I support my family if I lose a client ? To be my own boss or work for someone else?
6. Who’s pitch do I listen to? There are so many.
7. Should I just go back to my corporate life or do I stick it out ?
Choices are boundless. But that is a great thing. That means no matter what we do we have an opportunity to learn from the last choice and then take another step with our feet in our shoes and choose again!
The key is to embrace the fear of the unknown and know you can steer your ship. The key us to be open to opportunities so your choices expand. The key is to use the brains in your head combined with imagination and faith and the know future possibilities are endless.
Take a look at some if the most successful people in history. They steered their ship.
Look up President Abraham Lincoln and you will see how many times he failed before being elected president.
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he “lacked imagination.”
Vera Wang failed to make the 1968 U.S. Olympic figure skating team. Then she became the editor at Vogue, but was passed over for the editor in chief position. She began designing wedding gowns at age 40 and has a business worth over 1 billion.
I look forward to watching you steer your ship or joining you in that adventure! Keep me posted! I will do the same!