Is it time to take a big bet on yourself?
I’ve got a couple of projects on the go as I write this that are, in essence, big bets on myself and my abilities. They’re calculated bets, in that the odds are probably in my favour. But if I was playing totally safe and only betting on certainties, I wouldn’t be doing them.
When I’ve done this in the past, some have worked and some have failed. You win some and you lose some and, if you’re calculating your odds properly, hopefully you win more than you lose. But there’s no guarantee; guarantees are on electrical products, not your projects.
What are you dreaming of or working on now that needs you to take a big bet on yourself?
And how do the odds look on that one?
And what happens if you never bet on yourself?
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.Ambrose Redmoon
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.Wayne Gretzky
I reckon there’s a reason they call a sure thing a “dead cert” – because if you only bet on the sure thing, you might as well be dead. And if you don’t bet on yourself when you need to, who else will ever back you?
As usual, please leave me a comment if they’re still open below, or tweet me @NickRobCoach. What big bet on yourself do you need to take? And how do you get yourself in the right frame of mind to take that bet?