Is Your Business What You Deserve?
“At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
~ George Orwell
I’m not entirely sure where Mr. Orwell got his perspective on faces being deserved. I doubt that in his hayday people were inundated with advertisements for facial creams and cosmetic surgery procedures to improve the average person’s looks. Back then, people believed that a few wrinkles and age spots were signs of experience and victory. Heck, at that time, people were happy to have lived to the age of 50.
When I read the quotation, it made me wonder if we took that perspective in another direction – toward business, for instance — how it might apply. Actually, it is a perfect fit for evaluating your business. Let’s say that in five years or ten years your business will be exactly what you deserve.
Based on what you envisioned your business would become after hard work and some sweat equity was applied, are you satisfied today, or at least confident you will achieve your vision in five or ten years? If you put in the appropriate time and effort necessary, do your research and planning, of course you can make your business become the one you want and deserve.
One thing I can tell you is that taking a fly by the seat of your pants approach is not going to take you where you want to be. Taking things one day at a time, randomly moving first in one direction and then another without having a grasp on what needs done to grow toward achieving success, is not the way to achieve goals. You will still get what you deserve, but it is unlikely to be what you wanted to achieve.
The economy is showing signs of improving over the next couple of years. Now is the perfect time to step back and review your vision and mission. Compare it to where you thought you would be at this point in your professional life. Assure yourself that you are still heading in the right direction. If not, there is no better time to put yourself back on track and planning for the success you dreamed of. Focus on the strategies needed to keep you on track toward the company you envisioned and deserve.
Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. [unknown author]
How about you? Is your business where you thought it would be by this point in your career? Let us know in the ‘Comments’ below…