OK, Now Jump!
Take a Leap
You probably don’t strap a sizeable elastic cord around your ankle several times a week and jump off the edge. But if you’re involved in the construction business . . . let’s say there are times when it feels like that is precisely how you make your living.
The thing is, you can do all the research you want, turn over every rock in the path, call in all your favors, and still, at some point, you must take a leap of faith. Perhaps you can understand up to 85% or so of an opportunity. That last 15% is only revealed once you step out in faith. Sometimes the “understand number” is slightly higher but getting to 100% isn’t likely. Heck, getting up to 86% is quite a feat.
From hiring employees to taking on a new project, from choosing a service provider to finding another piece of heavy equipment, from purchasing the latest app to determining who gets the promotion, you must cooperate with and have faith in others.
It is an oddity of life. Like you don’t know what will happen tomorrow, you don’t know about people or items until you take the leap.
Most of the time, your faith is rewarded when things go right. The chair you believe will hold you as you sit does. The switch you touch turns on the lights. The products you purchase function as intended. The list goes on.
And because most of the time, our faith holds, it is only those times when it does not that we notice. For example, you don’t enter your office every morning, sit in your chair, and cry out, “It holds me, my chair holds me! Yay!”
But the one day you sit, and the collapse happens, you notice. Your faith was not rewarded with the sitting experience you expected.
But your trust in the viability of faithful, strong, and sturdy chairs doesn’t vanish.
It’s Not Always Easy
Think about it; we routinely and reflexively put faith in the people and objects we encounter in our work-a-day world.
Yet, there are still those times when hard decisions must be made, or difficult choices and agreements must be arranged. It is vital to trust prudently, especially when your physical safety or financial security is involved.
You can choose to trust, and that opens you up to vulnerability.
Or you can choose to distrust, which means you may miss out on all the benefits you could have achieved.
Then it Works!
Yes, trusting can put you in a vulnerable position, but it can also put you in a place of power. Would you rather be among the twelve publishers who rejected J. K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript or the one who took it on?
OK, Now Jump
The formula works as follows:
1. Do your due diligence.
3. Revel in the benefits of the new opportunities.
4. Accept that sometimes things go wrong.
5. Rinse and repeat.
The Pertinent Info
It takes faith.
Complete understanding comes only after the leap.
Bungee jumping is like a lazy stroll in the park compared to owning a construction business. 😎
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