Are You Waiting for Success or Planning for Success?

Something to PonderLet me ask you a question…

Would you get in your car, drive a few hundred (or more) miles to Port Canaveral, and wait on the dock for a place on a random cruise ship? No reservations, no plans, no itinerary?

Seems asinine doesn’t it?

“Waiting For My Ship to Come In…”

I can’t stand that expression — mainly because I used to use it all the time.

So many people spend their lives waiting for something to happen. It rarely does.

When I started my first freelance design company (about 15 years ago), I wasted a lot of time waiting for my ship, and not enough time making something happen.

Are you waiting for success to happen like I was? Hoping a client will come knocking at your door, or a gig will fall into your lap?

The only way it will happen is if you set the process in motion. Plan for success and take action:

  • Make reservations (your goals),
  • Outline an itinerary (your actions), and
  • Guarantee a place on your ship (your success).

It’s amazing the good fortune and exciting work that comes your way once you start the ball rolling.

Waiting for your ship to come in is a waste of time.

That is unless the ship you happen to be waiting for is the yacht that you own — and you’re waiting for your crew to pick you up for your big trip.

In that case, it’s well worth the wait :).