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A lot of people I work with (most of them actually), decided to do so because they have something they want, or an idea they want to pursue, but have no idea how to get it. Whether they lack the knowledge or confidence to get started, by far the biggest excuse I hear…is FEAR! Fear of the unknown, uncertainty, losing everything, fear of lack of resources, etc. etc. Don’t get me wrong, these are legitimate fears. But if you always consider these hindering factors…you will NEVER take action to get where you want, because you are waiting for the perfect time. Well, there really is no better time than now.
Who has heard the phrase “It is not a matter of RESOURCES, but a matter of RESOURCEFULNESS”? To me, there is no truer phrase. Why?…Think about the successful people you know who came from NOTHING. Look at Oprah. Now one of the world’s richest women, she didn’t come from a life of luxury or wealth or ease, but quite literally a life of POVERTY. She didn’t have something you don’t have, and arguably, she had less. Too often do people suspend getting started on their dreams because they take so much time thinking and wondering and pondering how to find ‘resources’ to get them started, when they are undoubtedly overlooking the #1 rule to getting what you want…and most definitely the EASIEST.
Just…ask. That’s right. Ask for it. Ask EVERYONE and ANYONE you know to HELP you on your journey to get what you want. If they can’t help you, ask them to refer you to someone they think who can! If even they cannot help you…go out and meet new people! Network, build relationships, build a COMMUNITY of individuals who you now know that can cast a net for they themselves, or someone they know to HELP you along the way. Be it with ideas, finding mentors, monetary resources, guidance, legal advice, accountability…or just to surround yourself with people who have reached the level of success you want to achieve, the easiest thing to do, is to ask someone for help.
DO NOT let your pride get in the way here. Many times people are WILLING and even HAPPY to provide guidance or advice, because that means that you see them as a successful and TRUSTED source of information! What better compliment to one’s accomplishments as to be regarded as an expert?! And DO NOT be afraid to ask, either. Why? Because what is the WORST thing that could happen? The absolute worst thing that could happen is them simply saying “no”. One word. Why would that stop you? On the other hand, think of all the things that could go RIGHT?! Those FAR outweigh the consequence of a “no”. And if someone tells you no, guess what, there are billions of other people on the planet that odds are, will end up saying ‘yes’. And who knows, maybe that ‘yes’ will be exactly the ‘yes’ you needed!