Not to pump anyone’s tires, but what taking action conjures up are images of those who are highly energized and successful, that they know when it’s time to just go for it, get it done. They’re the type of individuals who activates their “Go” button.
Phrases become iconic because of the core truth that’s behind them, just in a few words a brand is created, such as “Just Do It.” What these successful go getter types understand is the value of giving it their absolute all, they go all in, constantly pushing forward.
They rid of all their past fears and poor attitudes, just cut loose of all the unneeded burdens while gauging their aversions to risk. They know how to deal, keep on the balance beam while not burning all their bridges.
The Go-Getter Attitude
Some would argue that the “Go All In” mentality is an essential component and a required personality trait for all entrepreneurs and business leaders to become successful, to get over the hump.
We constantly hear of the latest success stories of those who had lived out of their car, eating Kraft dinner, while struggling away 24/7 to launch their latest greatest new company or product, then they have a breakthrough.
Although this is inspiring, others will take a different path, face different challenges and struggles. Most wonder why there isn’t more stories about those others who made it big, this for inspirational purposes.
Everyone has their own story, the struggles, the pain that they went through before succeeding. Then there are countless accounts of those who’s managed to scale their businesses big, this without the need to face every challenge head on.
The long and winding road of a more conservative approach can also lead to success, which certainly isn’t as glamorous or as sexy, but it’s proven it can be just as effective.
Go Big Or Go Home
There are stories of those who grew their own business over the years, having numerous opportunities to consider both sides of the same equation.
They’ve made some drastic life altering decisions which worked out great, while there are those who were left with nothing but anxiety and regret. They’ve all had some Go All In decisions which left them wondering what opportunities they’ve potentially missed.
Making those choices also protected them from undue stress along with draining out their willpower and bank accounts. What they can all say is their ability to know the exact time to go all in.
Whats also been recognized is an overriding pattern which has recently emerged, the proclivity of “going for it” becomes more prevalent when they’re in a more confident mood, or just landed a big sale or contract.
This while the propensity to lay low and slow down usually comes after losing a sale or bid, this once the scarcity mentality kicks in, and makes them doubt their ability, if they still have it in them to tackle their biggest challenges.
Deciding When To Take Action
So what you may be wondering is if there’s a formula, a system, the exact time or indicator where you can make the decision and decide to take the plunge.
Because of the speed of innovation, the timing of bringing something to market becomes absolutely critical these days, potentially losing or leaking money by going in at the wrong time.
What our demanding “give me everything right now” society has done is its progressed too far too quick, this to admire and then espouse the go for it attitude. It’s found that it’s all about perspective.
The Journey To “Go All In”
What we can all benefit from is paying close attention to all of our experiences, this both immediate and lasting, which comes with each and every “Go All In” or “Go Big or Go Home” decisions that’s made.
What’s found to be getting the best results from every decision is when combining the objective points of growing a business, and knowing the subjective impacts that we have on them.
Regardless of which direction that a decision falls, never dwell on it for long. There’s no point second guessing or slamming yourself with all of the “what if” questions.
All of that time and energy expended could be much better used by spending it more productively. What should be considered is that it’s a work in progress, but with a firm goal in mind.
Also realize that not all of the decisions are of the Go All In level. Most will land somewhere in the middle. What then becomes comfortable is that they allow themselves to dip their toes in the water without needing to get completely wet.
Try not to escalate your decision-making stress, this especially when you’re faced with the potential options between going all in or going all out.
To Take Action Or Pass
When faced to act or pass on an opportunity, what’s needed are good instincts. For some, that could be a good sense of judgment, a respect for caution, or a keen discerning eye for opportunity.
What some will do is they’ll face their challenges with a high propensity for taking a risk, have a high stress threshold, or display a bold fearless temperament.
It’s found that those who are successful blends all of these natural instincts along with the wisdom of hindsight, relying on past experiences along with previous results.
Know that not all wisdom is tangible. After the facts are analyzed and the go all in decision is considered, then pay close attention to the gut instincts which comes with the decision.
Are you excited and full of anticipation, or is there anxiousness and stress. What you need to know is the difference, this whether you go all in or not.