Yesterday I got to meet founder of FUBU and star of The Shark Tank, Daymond John. He said “all great entrepreneurs take the affordable next step.” 3 key words…
“Take” means you risk, you implement, you complete, you act, you execute, you attempt – you do it. Most importantly it means…you do not wait.
“Affordable” means doing what you can do. It means prudent, within reason, stretching yourself to do something big without overcommitting.
“Next” means not doing everything required to hit to your goal but doing the thing you can see right in front of you that you know you should be doing. It means not overwhelming yourself with “is my big goal possible?” or “can I really pull this whole thing off?” It means focusing strictly on what you can do and not worrying about what you can’t.
“Take affordable next steps” doesn’t just apply to entrepreneurs; it applies to everyone with a dream. Sounds a whole lot like “Take the Stairs” to me. Get your butt moving.