Let’s keep it short and sweet this time. If you don’t want to regret your past, don’t screw up your future. And the future is entirely up to you.
When asked about regrets, Woody Allen once said, “I feel I had grandiose plans for myself when I started. And I have not lived up to them. I’ve done some things that are perfectly nice. But I had bigger plans. What has made it double poignant for me is that I never was denied the opportunity. The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.”
Think about that for a minute. Chances are very good that the only thing standing between you and greatness is you.
With this in mind, I ask you this very poignant question, “Are you living up to your plans for yourself?” Whatever your definition might be for success, have you achieved it yet? Are you getting closer? If not, why not? The only thing standing between you and your goals might be you.
Maybe it is not the economy. Maybe it is not the industry. Maybe it is not your employees. Maybe it is not the Dow Jones, or the position of the stars. Maybe, just maybe…it is you. And if it is you, then get out of your way.
You have too many opportunities to make your life and business one of which you can be proud.
Starting today, begin making your life work for you. Get out of your way and don’t waste any more time on regrets. Regrets are so “yesterday”, and the future is yours for the grabbing. Go get it!
Mike Marchev is a non-linear thinker who makes his living shooting from the hip. Check out his new collaborative project titled The Travel Agent Success Series www.travelagentsuccessseries.com