It seems like we are always waiting for the “right time” to do something. Whether to you that means exploring a new business venture, expanding your product line, trying out a new market or partnership, etc. chances are you have put something off because it’s not the right time. Sometimes this is valid, and sometimes it’s just an excuse so we don’t have to focus on it now. The truth is, there isn’t always a right time, but that shouldn’t stop you from going for it. So create your own “right time”. Here are 5 ways to counteract the mindset of there being a right time to go for it and achieve success.
Ask Yourself Why
What is the reason you don’t want to do this right now? If you can get to the reason why, you can remove any roadblocks or obstacles that keep you from success. Figure out the real reason why you are choosing to avoid this new business venture and attack those reasons head-on. Maybe you don’t have enough staff: if you are in a position where you can hire more, hire more. Maybe you don’t have enough capital. Find ways to raise it. When you resolve these issues, there should be nothing holding you back.
Make an Action Plan
Goals can be more attainable in your mind once you map out a plan of action to execute. If you break it down and look at it in steps and in pieces, it may be much more realistic than you initially thought, and will in turn remove those mental roadblocks that made you believe it wasn’t the right time.
Focus on Short-Term Goals
If the long-term venture seems too far away and it truly isn’t the right time to go for it, start with the short term goals that will get you there. Chances are, if it’s not the right time it’s not something you can just jump into, so focus on other goals that relate, that can put you in the right direction and eventually achieve it.
Research and Prepare
Do your research on this venture. If you know exactly what you are getting into, it will be less daunting, and you will also be far more prepared. Preparation is everything, and can put your business in a better place. This venture may not be something that is so difficult to achieve once you have adequately prepared your business to make this next step.
Just Do It.
Sometimes, you need to just go for it, or else you never will.