I’m re-blogging this little article I wrote in 2011. It seems appropriate for the start of a new year:
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.—William B. Sprague
This is not the time to listen to the news and worry about whether the economy is in recovery or not. Turn off your TV sets! Set down your newspaper!
It is time to stop wondering, worrying, discussing, analyzing, listening.
It is time to take action! Who cares how “the market” is doing? You are not the market. You are the only you to ever walk the planet, an individual with unique talents, skills, motivations, desires, feelings, abilities. You are special!
The only question you should ever ask is, “How am I doing?” And the answer can only be found in your actions. Today, act as if you have no doubts, as if success were hiding right around the corner, so close that you can smell it. Take a leap of faith – dare to risk being called an optimist. Someone will have to be prepared to loan money to the pessimists.