One of the questions that you will hear from time to time is “Do You Have A Plan B?”. The notion of having a backup plans means that you are expecting that you might fail in whatever your current endeavor is. Let me ask you this, if you were going to jump out of a plane, do you jump with absolute certainty your parachute is going to work? Or are you going to come up with another plan to land on the ground if that doesn’t work out? Of course not! You are going to want your chute to work, and if it doesn’t you have a spare. The point is you have a single strategy to get to the ground safely. Nowhere in the process would you say “I’ll just get back into the plane and get to the ground another way if my chute doesn’t work.”
In business, it is a necessity to have certainty in what we are doing if we are going to achieve the success we desire. When we have this level of belief in what we are doing, do you need another plan? Of course not!
So how do you create absolute certainty in what you are doing? Read on..
Do whatever it takes to win!
If you believe for an instant that the road to success will be full of roses and all fun times, you need to wake up and smell the coffee! There will be many long nights, moments of frustration, and simply times when nothing goes according to plan. However you must be willing to work through all of it. You have to persevere through all those tough times to reach your destination. If someone told you that you would earn $1,000,000 if you successfully completed a marathon 30 days from now, would you do whatever it took to make sure you could cross the finish line? Of course you would, so why wouldn’t you tackle your business with the same fervor?
Burn the boats!
As long as there is a safety net you will always play things safe in life. You must be willing to move forward with 100% certainty that you will succeed. If you left your corporate job to create a business for you and your family, what must you do to ensure that you will NEVER go back to what you were doing before? Mentally, as long as you know you can go back to what you were doing, you will not do whatever it takes. You must have mindset that the only way to succeed is to move forward as going backwards would mean certain failure. The pain of going backwards must be so intense that it compels you to move forward. Imagine a raging forest fire behind you, and the only way to safety and paradise was to keep moving forward. If you knew a raging fire was behind you, would you attempt to go through it to get back to the life you had before? Of course not!
Watch the short video below for additional thoughts on why you must burn the boats
So do you still think you need a plan B? Or do you believe that you need to have absolute certainty in what you are doing to achieve the success you seek in life?