This summer while at a friend’s cottage, I witnessed her young son taking a bold, brave leap off the dock into the lake. Now this was something he’d wanted to do for ages, but had never quite had the courage to do.
His face as he achieved this milestone, first with his life jacket on and then without it, was a picture of sheer joy and pride.
It made me think of the perseverance and determination we need as small business owners to achieve our goals and that sense of accomplishment we feel when we close our first big deal. It makes all the hard work to get there worthwhile.
The key, as our young diver showed, is you don’t give up. You just go closer and closer to the edge until you feel you can make that leap of faith, that you will succeed.
Fired by his successes, he moved on to finessing and turning his jump into a dive, and with that successfully achieved, we had a hard time getting him out of the water!
Maybe this summer you stuck your toe in the entrepreneurial pool, gingerly lowering yourself into the water. Know that there will come a time when you have to get wet, when you have to just go for it, and when you do, know that like my friend’s son, we are behind you, cheering you on because we believe in you and we know you can do it too.
Get ready to make your big splash.