So you’re committed to playing BIG: Writing that great American novel. Launching the next billion-dollar IPO. Producing that Oscar-worthy documentary. Starting that foundation that’s going to eradicate poverty. Great.
So show me. Show the world. Better yet, show yourself.
If you haven’t started writing that great work yet because there are too many distractions – you’re lying to yourself. Likewise if you haven’t started that new venture because you’re trying to put together the financing.
People who play big don’t wait around getting ready to get ready. And they don’t wait until everything is set perfect and there is no chance of failure before they begin. In fact, they usually begin when the chance of failure is the greatest. Because that’s when the biggest opportunities are.
Sometimes we play big, because we’re really using it as an excuse to play small.
We set goals so monumental, so we can impress our circle of influence and especially ourselves that we are serious about success. But the real reason for the huge objective is because it’s easier to procrastinate doing it.
Ninety percent of the time when I’m counseling people, they are using brash, audacious goals to lie to themselves. They set some demanding objectives that make taking any simple action toward them seem mundane and unworthy of the goal. But the only thing that’s unworthy is their belief in themselves.
Painters paint. Entrepreneurs launch. Writers write. Builders build.
So you have a bold, breathtaking vision: great. But if you’re just using that as an excuse for not getting started, not so good. If you’re serious about it, what are you doing to get there today?