Saturday, July 11, 2009

Do Not Turn Your Back on Something Not Understood

It amazes me the people that turn their backs on something they don’t understand or know nothing about. People will make a decision about something before they get all of the facts or information. They will say to themselves…this won’t work, this can’t work, this will not work or I can’t do this.

Have you then just wanted to scream and kick yourself repeatedly for not at least taking the time to research it and get all of the facts? Did you make the decision to not have a look because of your own choosing, or the input of family and friends? Are you the type of person that can’t make a decision without all of the input from everyone else?

Many opportunities have been lost or cast aside because of people pre-judging whatever is put before them. If this is the way that you approach things then you may be making one of the biggest mistakes in your life. Have you ever said “NO” to something and then find out later what a great deal or opportunity it turned out to be?

Case in point…I used to be a “Used Car Salesman” and this older fellow walked on our car lot carrying a paper bag and no one wanted to wait on him because he looked very unkempt and everyone said he was a zoo-bag (car salesman lingo) and was a waste of time. I was new so I waited on him and guess what…the bag was full of cash. He bought a new car; I made a big commission and learned a huge lesson that day.

“Do Not Pre-Judge or Pre-Qualify Anyone or Anything Until You Get All The Facts”

I also know a lot of people that suffer from this disease called “Analysis Paralysis” which is one of the most absurd things around today. When you finally agree to take a look at something and see the possibilities you then go into the analysis stage, never get any further with it, never make a decision and it passes right before your eyes.

I understand that research has to be done and all of your questions need to be answered but give me a break…how long should this step take? I am sure you have heard that timing is critical for an opportunity as well. If you take weeks or months to make a decision then you are missing out on a lot of opportunities to go to the next level.

When something is put before you take the time to learn about it and make your own decisions about it. Don’t depend on family and friends to do the research and help you make any decisions on what you should be doing. If they think it won’t work then you can be sure of one thing…this is what they will tell you and that is what will happen!

How do you think your life would be today if you had gotten involved with Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Twitter or any of the other huge companies out there? They all started with an idea and a plan of action, they all started from nothing and now they are all worth millions or billions of dollars. How would your life be different?

The point I am trying to make is this. There are companies out there today that are poised for massive success and ready to take the market and the world by storm. When you see one with the possibilities to do this then you should be ready to take action ASAP and stake your claim to them because they will wait on no one.

When you find something that is on the forefront of technology, has a plan in place, has the systems in place, the “Answer” you have been looking for and the “Solution” you have always wanted, don’t wait. Do not turn your back on something you don’t understand because you will be making the biggest mistake of your life.

Don Egnor

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