Standing Still?

I recently asked someone which direction their business was headed, to which they replied, “Right now, we’re standing still.”

Here’s the deal — standing still is NOT A DIRECTION!

What he was actually saying is they were in a state of contentment, meaning that they were not moving forward or backward; they were simply operating with a “business as usual” game plan.

The state of contentment is a dangerous place to be. You don’t want to be content; you want to be successful. You want to move past contentment and go straight to ecstatic.

Always remember there are only two directions to go — forward and backward.

In business, as you move forward you will be growing your business; working all the time to add new products and services as well as expand your client base.

When you stop moving forward, you run the risk of losing the breath of your business. You lose momentum, clients and quality.

Standing still in your family life is just as dangerous. Moving forward allows you to grow together with your spouse, work on building strong relationships you’re your children and promotes long, happy relationships that are mutually beneficial for all.

When you see couples having issues after being together for years, you’ll almost always hear one or the other say something to the effect of “I am the same person you met years ago!” Maybe, just maybe, that’s the problem.

If you are the same person you were years ago, that means you haven’t moved forward. That’s not the way you were built. People are made to move.

Think about it. From the time we are born, we grow.

In a relatively short amount of time, we instinctively learn to roll over, crawl, walk, talk and learn. If we were created to stand still, we’d be born, lay around and die.

But we don’t — we move!

I love to tell people, ”If you’re standing still, your backing up.”

To me standing still and backing up are the same thing. I don’t want to stand still, I want to move, grow, progress and be better tomorrow than I am today.

I challenge you to do the same. Stop standing still, move forward and LIVE LIFE!