Jump in with Both Feet

Got a goal? Jump in with both feet

Fortune favors the bold, so when you decide to do something, really do it.

It can be tempting to decide on something that you’d like to do, and then do….nothing…for way too long without even realizing it.

In part, that’s understandable. Things happen. We get busy. We think that we’ll have more time later just as soon as ______ is done. We figure we’ll get around to it someday.

But often the reality is that time just passes us by, without us having made much (or any) progress. Don’t let this happen to you.

How to really get somewhere

When you set a goal and really go for it with all you’ve got, you get somewhere.

Now you may or may not succeed in the conventional sense, but your chances are a whole lot better than if you just halfheartedly try. Even if you aren’t successful at the very first thing you put ALL of your effort into, you’ll learn things that will help you immensely in your next endeavor.

Failure can help

I can personally attest to that. I learned a whole lot from my unsuccessful wedding photography business — things that have been invaluable to both my current success and my personal life. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t really jumped in with both feet on that business.

What jumping in with both feet means

If one of your goals is to start a small business, understand that jumping in with both feet doesn’t have to mean quitting your day job right off the bat. (Although that works for some folks who work well under massive pressure.)

But it does mean that you have to put at least as much time and energy into your startup as you do into your regular job. Things like sleeping, surfing the net, cleaning the house, and running errands may have to just go by the way side.

If one of your goals is to improve your understanding of things like investing, have a massive read-a-thon where you take intensive notes. Talk to reputable experts in the field. Get in the habit of checking Google finance 20 times a day. Quiz yourself to check your understanding.

Just…really get into it in depth, for a set time period. Then move on to the next phase of your goal.

Whatever your goal…

And whatever your goal, get an accountability partner. Discuss what you’re doing with like-minded people at set times and regular intervals.

Really go for it. Today.