I know we’re all told to avoid clichés like the plague, but I thought it might be fun to toss that whole idea out the window for now, jump in with both feet, and put some of these overused phrases to good use around the idea that success is a matter of de feet.
One of the first personal milestones you experienced in life was when you learned to stand on your own two feet, and from there on you’ve likely been told that’s exactly what you have to do if you’re going to succeed in anything.
Often when faced with a new opportunity
it’s not unusual to get a bad case of cold feet.
You may wonder if you’re standing on solid ground and hesitate to take that first step. But in most cases, you just need to simply put your best foot forward and do whatever’s necessary to succeed at whatever it is you fell head over heals about in the first place.
But hold on. It’s not always smart to jump to conclusions too quickly and just run with it, thinking everything is going to be hunky dory, you’ll soon be making that $100K a month and be able to just kick up your heels and live the rest of your life footloose and fancy free. Your new opportunity is likely to kick the bucket before you even get a good running start and you could end up just shooting yourself in the foot before you ever even get your foot in the door.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like the classic song suggests, you just pick yourself up, wipe yourself off and start all over again. Don’t kick up a fuss or feel like a heel.
Defeat is sometimes the very kick in the pants you need to move forward and do it right the next time around.
Stay on your toes, don’t get swept off your feet by the next latest and greatest thing that comes along and end up running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
In most situations, it takes two to tango . . .
. . . so the first thing you want to do is avoid letting any grass grow under your feet, do some research and get on the heels of a good, knowledgeable mentor who’s been at it for awhile. Be patient and take one step at a time.
You can bet your boots that if you do, avoid running off at the mouth about what a great opportunity you’ve found, stepping on other people’s toes to get whatever you want, you’ll have a much better chance of making it this time around.
If I were in your shoes, I would just decide I’m going to put my foot down, be more disciplined this time around, and make a true success of myself.
What’s my next piece of unsolicited advice?
Well, we’ll just have to jump that fence when we get to it. In the meantime, I can’t wait to see you running rings around the competition!
Here’s to a life of gratitude, success, happiness and prosperity ~