We’ve all heard the same, old motivational quotes …
“Reach for the stars”
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Corny sayings aside, we grew up believing anything was possible. But, somewhere along the way, we learned to be cautious … too cautious. Instead of shying away from your wildest dreams — embrace them.
For those of you starting or running your own businesses, you need to think big and creatively. Here’s some things to keep in mind when setting “reach” goals for your business endeavors.
Big Risks Often Leads to Big Rewards
Taking risks is scary. Many of us steer clear of overly risky business opportunities or deals, because we don’t want to lose two of our most precious assets — time and money. However, if we aren’t willing to take risks — we will remain stagnant.
Before you jump the gun and do anything crazy, be sure to create a roadmap. Taking risks blindly is hardly ever a good idea, but thoroughly vetting and planning your risks can save you time, money, and stress.
It’s one thing to set a “reach” goal. It’s another to do it.
If you’re truly wanting to take your business ideas and plans to the next level, you need to get motivated and start taking action. Don’t think of your business goals as something you’ll get to tomorrow or the next day. You need to actively work on making your business one of your top priorities.
You are the instigator and motivator to make your business goals come true. Embrace your “reach goals” and whatever you do, don’t give up.
How do you help yourself set “reach” goals? Tweet @StarterNoise to let us know.
Derek Rundell, is a successful business leader, operator, and serial entrepreneur. Derek has founded, managed and sold businesses in the technology, media and finance industries. He sits on several boards and serves as an advisor/investor to numerous established businesses and startups. Startups are Derek’s real passion, and in addition to building his own portfolio of technology, media and financial ventures, he invests in and mentors startups and entrepreneurs. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping other businesses succeed.