As soon as I heard the gentleman from Indiana mention this phrase at a welcome cocktail reception, I knew I had just heard my new “battle cry.”
DROP YOUR ROCK!
Here was a very successful man. Full of life. Full of fun. Full of ideas. And more than financially sound. We were discussing why some people are more successful than others. He was openly sharing his thoughts on the matter when he said, “Most people are just too scared to ‘drop their rock’”. I knew I had just heard a “keeper.”
The reason that many (if not most) people are not more successful today is because they are holding onto self-imposed limitations… as if they were tethered to a rock for stability… and safety. They are limiting themselves by what others may think, and shackled by a bunch of negative “what-if” scenarios.
- I can’t do that.
- I have never done that before.
- That is not the way I do things.
- Don’t be silly!
- What would people think?
- That isn’t me.
- Sounds like too much work.
- What if it doesn’t work?
- You’re kidding… right?
Bottom line: They become one of the masses… plain vanilla… predictable… moderately successful, and playing by the fictitious rules of others.
To blindly follow the advice of any entrepreneur can prove to be “iffy.” To listen to the advice and wisdom of a “successful entrepreneur” is something worth considering.
Show me a successful entrepreneur, and more often than not, I will show you a person who has “dropped their rock”.
Don’t be foolish. Don’t be impetuous. But from this day forward, focus on identifying that which you are tethered to, and see if it would make sense to you and your future if you managed to let it go… to drop your rock.
Mike Marchev is the author of the sales book titled Become The Exception and is a popular speaker at industry events. You can receive a complimentary copy of his Special Report titled “Your 12-Word Marketing Plan.” Email Mike and put the number “12” in the subject box. Also, ask about his 3rd Annual Training Cruise coming in November. Mike@MikeMarchev.com.