In this episode, we dive into a recurring conversation I've been having with a friend who aspires to start his own handyman and construction business. Despite having the desire to pursue this path, every time we speak, he keeps pushing back the start date. While he has been dabbling in some work on the side, he hasn't taken the leap to do it full-time, even though there is a strong demand for his services. As someone who is already in the same business and overwhelmed with demand, I find myself wondering what is holding him back.
The key insight that arises from this ongoing conversation is the importance of committing to a decision and following through. Making a plan is just the beginning; it is essential to fully commit to that plan and go all-in. Of course, the fear of the unknown and the unpredictability of starting a new venture can be intimidating. However, by half-heartedly committing to something, we only set ourselves up for failure. To give ourselves the best chance of success, we must wholeheartedly believe in our skills, the demand for our work, and our ability to deliver.
It's crucial to remember that taking risks is never a guarantee of success. Even in our current jobs or circumstances, there is always the possibility of failure. However, taking that leap of faith and fully committing to our goals gives us the opportunity to make our dreams a reality. It is a leap that requires courage, determination, and unwavering belief in ourselves.
So, if you find yourself contemplating a similar situation, where you face a decision that could shape the trajectory of your career, remember this: you have what it takes to succeed. Take that leap and go for it. Have faith in your abilities, trust in the demand for your work, and execute your plan with unwavering dedication. I believe in you, and I know that with the right mindset and commitment, you can achieve greatness.