When you first had the idea for your business you thought it would be awesome. You had grand plans of all it could be, and had set yourself a reasonable time frame of how long it would take.
But a couple of years in, you realise it’s harder than you anticipated. Your growth is far from where you’d hoped, and the doubt has well and truly set in.
Yet all around you see people who seem to have made it straight out of the gate. They had the idea and it was an instant success.
“It’s not fair,” you mumble as you watch them go from win to win and wonder what they have that you don’t.
I don’t believe there is such a thing as “beginner’s luck” but I do believe that luck follows those who take action. If you follow this theory with me, you could start to find your “3-year luck” or “5-year luck” before you know it.
It could just be that the people with “beginner’s luck” are just a little better at getting their imperfect ideas into the world so they can take on a life of their own.
Want to know how to create more “luck” in your business?
If we follow my theory that luck follows action, the first thing to do is take action. I know this sounds simple but I’m guessing there may be an idea or two you’ve been sitting on for a while. Perhaps you are waiting until the time is right and the details all worked out. If that’s the case, you’re doing things backwards. Taking action allows you to figure out the right details and see how your idea actually works out of your mind and into the real world.
Yes, I know you want things to be perfect but we are often our harshest critics. Stop judging what hasn’t worked and celebrate all you’ve learnt. Implement the lessons with each iteration and continue moving forward with your ideas.
You have no idea what is waiting for you on the other side of action. I always say that there is gold in the detours and this proves itself again and again. If you’re curious about something, investigate it and see what comes up. Don’t let logic and your handy supply of “shoulds” stop you.
Think Big, Start Small
I’m all for big ideas. The bigger the better. But, it can be a trap and the perfect excuse for inaction. Your dreams get too big and you’re no longer sure where to start. Think about the next tiny step you can take into your idea. Then, go take that step. Refer to step 1: Take Action.
Confidence comes from knowing it’s OK to be a work in progress. You no longer have to wait until everything is perfectly aligned to the big vision that you have. Embrace the uncertainty and learn from your stumbles. Maybe then, you will start to see some “luck” of your own.