“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.”
The above passage from Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is one that likely resonates with many. Whether it’s one look at what’s happening in Congress, early application deadlines for colleges across the country, or university graduates who will soon don their caps and gowns as they head out into the world of work, feeling apprehensive about the future is not uncommon and truth be told, even a made up mind doesn’t always ensure things play out the way we’ve expected. After all, whether it’s what will happen in the next five minutes or in the next 5 years, what the future holds (or doesn’t for that matter) can be very scary!
While there are likely a million and one things you can do to better safeguard your future, here are 4 simple steps to help you avoid having the “D-Day” mentality.
1. Get out of the habit of doubting and GET in the HABIT of DOING. Doubt causes fear and when you’re fearful it’s difficult to focus on what’s important.
2. BE DILIGENT and DELIBERATE.Give nothing less than your best or you’re cheating yourself, not to mention those around you. Your future success will be no accident.
3. PRACTICE EXTRA CAUTION to avoid uncalculated moves which could prove to be costly. Make sure to “look both ways” before proceeding with important decisions that can impact your future.
4. PAY ATTENTION to avoid missteps, bang ups and hang ups! Stay focused on the things that matter and can make a real difference on your success.
Remember, do what you HAVE to do now so that you can do what you WANT to do later. By putting these steps into practice, your D-Day doesn’t have to mean doomed, it can very well mean DESTINED!
“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!” -Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
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