Most people like to wait for the perfect moment to take action and often sit around forever just saying the timing just isn’t right.
We all know that the best time to do anything is yesterday and the second best time is now, so why do we wait?
The problem is that we strive for perfection when it doesn’t exist. We can attain 80% of the information, at best, but the last 20% will forever elude us. But there’s a better way.
By taking action before you know everything you force yourself to follow through and thus learn more through experience than you could by just doing research and waiting. By taking action you make it impossible to say the timing is wrong, yes, timing is very important, but if you wait for the right time it’ll be gone before you realize it was there.
I just found out that there’s a negotiation class in Winnipeg next week. I knew about this class but assumed it was back in September and that it would cost me thousands of dollars.
The first two things I did was find out the dates and buy plane tickets for that weekend. I had no idea where I was going to stay or how much the tickets were going to cost me for the class. On top of this, I have my money invested elsewhere and was unsure of how I was going to pay for everything.
Because of circumstances that date got pushed back allowing me to join the group and because of things I did in the past I got free tickets. After getting more details I’ve found out where I’m going to stay and got a deal on the room.
Although I still have things to work out, I’m confident I made a good choice and am looking forward to figuring out the rest over the next week and spending a weekend out with some bright business people.
Avoid getting analysis paralysis and take action for once, you won’t regret it.