“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
What are those conditions in your business today? Is your business in its current state all you envisioned it to be, or are there conditions that need to change that you must accept responsibility for?
Well, irrespective of your immediate reality, it’s that time of the year again, with the summer momentum aiding the final sprint in businesses towards the end of 2019 and into 2020. Christmas decorations and carols adorn our shopping malls, homes and offices and a general realisation is upon us that yet another year will soon be over. The festive season will reach its height during the New Year’s celebrations, with New Year’s resolutions becoming the topic of choice in the days to follow.
Time and time again, we have experienced how things can take a turn for the better when we accept responsibility for what wasn’t right in our business and take steps to realise positive change. There is no growth in denial. Being in business, however, remains a journey, one in which there is no real destination to arrive at.
As a business owner, it is important to embrace challenges and see them as a normal part of life. It is important to ensure that you adopt a process to proactively manage your reality, a process whereby an annual strategy session affords you the opportunity to accept the responsibility to effect positive change in your business, and therefore also in your personal life.
If you have a process in this regard, the everyday challenges will not overshadow your mindset, giving you the opportunity to look for what’s right and what’s not in your business and celebrate it for the promise it holds for the future.
“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” - Denis Waitley