A wise friend of mine once said,
”It’s not a no, just not yet”
There’s so much wisdom in those 7 words. In a world that worships at the altar of urgency, this is a tough pill to swallow.
We discuss the merits of hard work, and cling to the hope that if you have a vision and work hard, you can accomplish anything.
What happens when you don’t?
What happens when you don’t get the promotion you deserve?
What happens when you aren’t able to take the next step in your plan?
We create our master plan, do the work, and when it comes time to execute, if the plan doesn’t succeed, we want to throw in the towel. We want to give up.
Don’t be discouraged by the no.
Realize it’s not no, just not yet.
Use the not yet, to keep preparing, to keep working.
Use the not yet to get better, to hone your craft.
Use the not yet, to be better for when the no-becomes a yes.Photo Credit: Michael Mroczek