That Moment of Truth

by on October 9th, 2012

The crucial moment when you are contemplating something new and daring.  You’re out on the ledge and one part of you is ready to jump in and go for it. But another part of you isn’t sure.  But you have to decide and time is winding down.

That’s the moment we all have to face at times. Taking a job you really want but that pays less than another one. Finally launching a company that you have been waiting to work on for years, and now you have a glimpse of extra time. Arguing for more salary right then in an employment negotiation the day before you have to decide.

It’s the moment between going big or going home. It’s scary but also powerful. It’s the difference between staying with the status quo or changing things for the better.

Truth is, most people get stuck. They don’t speak up. They don’t take the leap. They fear of things not going well just like last time. So they say No. And before they know it the chance is gone.

On the other hand, some people do just the opposite. They ask. They take a leap of faith. And they say Yes. Optimistic that this time it could be different than last time.

So the question is, what are you going to do the next time you face a moment of truth?

In the end, all the time and energy you’ve spent thinking, preparing, and recovering from the last time, doesn’t mean anything, unless you jump in during this moment first.

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