So many times, I have heard people say they “missed the boat”, or “their ship sailed long ago”, and other like phrases. Just yesterday a friend of mine said they “missed the boat” and that it was not use starting their own business. That conversation has been bugging me every since.
This phrase is used by people all the time as an excuse as to why they don’t have a better job, didn’t start the business they wanted to, or why they never ran a marathon, or learn to shoot par golf, or… , or… , the list goes on and on. Well, here is what I have to say about that….
Who cares?!? Shut up about it already! If you really want to do this “thing” that was on that magic boat, then you would have done it. You would have set the alarm, you would have left early just in case you ran into traffic, you would have prepared in every way possible. So, obviously, you really didn’t want it like you thought you did.
But, there are cases where you didn’t realize you wanted on that boat, until now. In that case, then I have something very important to tell you. Are you listening? This truly is very important….
Again, who cares?!? That “magic boat” may be gone but there are a million ways to get there… fly there, walk there, run there, drive there, build a raft out of sticks, float on an intertube…. whatever it takes. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and just make it happen. My guess is that you really do know what it will take and how to get there. So just do it.