Are You Ready?

Here is what I have finally come to understand about Entrepreneurship, fitness, and taking risks. What I learned about moving forward with ideas. You are never ready. I have been up since 6:00 have been wasting time. I have been doing payroll that I didn’t have to do right now. I have been doing everything but my usual routine. That is, get up, read my devotional, listen to some type of motivational talk and then complete my work out. That is what I do. I have just been BS’ing for an hour and a half. It is 8:30 and I am just finishing my workout. I didn’t have it in me. It wasn’t that I was exhausted, I just felt weak. My pre-workout had run out and I thought I can’t do this today. My work out has pretty heavy lifting. After stalling for over an hour, I decided to do the workout. I told myself I was going to reduce my weight by 10 pounds today. I already told myself this. It is amazing how powerful your mind can be. You tell yourself this, then you get through the warm up and you say screw it, I am going to up my work out today. Guess what? I did it! I increased my reps. I increased my weight. Then I increased on the second exercise. There are 9 exercises and 4 of the 9 I hit a personal best today.

Truth is, you are never ready. You are never ready to do something that is a bit more uncomfortable than you are used to. You are never ready to go out on business. You are never ready to do things that are deep down in your heart. You know you should take this leap, but you are not ready yet.

Here is another story. There is a Physiatrist I know, a pain management doctor, that is a good friend of mine. His private practice is open right next door to me for about 2 years. Twelve years ago, he and I talked about opening a big facility together. This is when we had dreams of opening up clinics. He is a true believer in Physical Therapy. He came to my office yesterday looking for a can opener. I told him he has a really nice exotic car. Then I asked him if he was happy he had opened up his private practice? He said, you know Greg, the reason why I did it was because I had no choice.  He had gotten laid off from his prior employer and they had given him no choice. They offered him his office if he wanted it, but they were leaving and they no longer needed his services. He had a pregnant wife, they had massive bills. He said, guess what, I wasn’t ready. I only did it because I had no choice.

This is the message today; you are never going to be ready. You are never going to be ready to do that work out, you are never going to be ready to take that risk. You will never be ready to go to school. You will never be ready to get into that relationship, get married or have kids. You will never be ready. So if you are waiting for that, I will tell you right now, you will take that to your grave because you will never be ready. You just have to jump. The human spirit is so powerful; we are so resilient. When we are put into situations, we find a way. I would love to come on here and tell you I had it all figured out. But I didn’t. I knew I was never going to be ready, but I had to take a jump.

That is my message, just jump! Realize you are a lot more powerful than you think you are.