Happy Monday everyone! I came across this quote from the man who created the happiest place on earth – and a multibillion-dollar empire - Walt Disney.
Hi I’m Oscar Quiroga and in this quick #MondayMotivation I want to leave you with these words from Walt himself:
The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.
In all honesty, this quote hits home for me personally. One of my faults, even as a child, was to be in cloud 9 it seems most of the day.
I can remember a skit comedian and actor Steve Martin made when he was early into his career called “The Absent Minded Waiter”. It was a hilarious short skit about a waiter that was constantly getting the orders wrong and “traveling to the Bahamas in mid-order”.
At the end of the meal, Steve would give back change incorrectly to the order and in actuality return hundreds of dollars to this particular customer that would ask for him every time.
As a natural absent minded creative, that can be me sometimes. I seem to always be in creative mode and it takes constant reminding (especially by my wife!) to be in go mode to get these projects finished.
For most business owners, this can be a paralyzing place to be in. I think as a society, we have been raised in our education system to avoid mistakes and failure. To always get good grades and never miss an assignment.
This can sometimes translate in not taking risks and that can also mean don’t take any chances. If you’re in business you need to try new things but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prudent.
Your best bet is to take action - measured action. You can’t control all aspects of business failure. Your best bet is to take action, learn from your mistakes, and keep moving forward.
I hope your Monday gets started with action and purpose. As always, make today the start of another great workweek. I am Oscar Quiroga. Until next time!