When the news was slow and predictable you could rest, but one of my managers would always ask, “are you ready?” The question would catch me off guard but the answer was always yes. Yes I was ready for breaking news, ready to spring into action, ready for the pressure, the intensity of the job.
So my question for you is, “are you ready?” Are you ready for the intensity of life, the sudden and unexpected turns life can take?
What are you doing to get ready? Are you being passive, waiting to react or are you being curious, trying new things, practicing? Following a single path to success isn’t enough any more. You have to branch out and explore the tributaries of life.
I was asked my advice on how to take a chance and follow a different path – my answer was to treat every new idea, every new adventure as a hobby. Don’t quit your day job, don’t rush into anything. Start small and try it out. If you enjoy it, if you find success you will be able to accelerate but if you fail, if you find it more difficult than you expected, stopping won’t be devestating.
Here’s an image I saw but I’d like to modify it a bit to fit the idea of being ready.
My change? Be ready: Avoid instant gratification now to exploit real opportunities as they come.
What are you doing to be ready? Share your thoughts below and get the conversation going.
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