I’ve made a decision

//I’ve made a decision

I’ve made a decision

“Now listen here, it’s not as simple as you make out.  I don’t think you know the half of it.  I mean have you considered all the options?  What about your health?  You’re not as strong as you think you are!  And what about money?  Where the hell are you going to find the money?” 

“You’re not seeing this clearly at all. And have you considered the time it will take?  All those hours when you will be away from your family and friends; the very people that helped you get you to where you are today? I mean what about the risk?  What if it fails? What if you don’t make it? What then? What about your reputation, your sense of pride? Even your dignity for Christ sake!  I am not with you on this one, I am just not!  Sorry.” 

“When I was your age I thought I knew everything too, but I am wiser now. You’ve got to listen to those around you with more experience than you.  You’ve got to understand that they have your best interests at heart.  If you won’t listen to me, then who will you listen to? …No I am not saying you can’t, I am just saying that you shouldn’t.  There’s a difference. I mean why would you want to screw up your career right at the point in time when you’ve got it all?”

One reason why too few of us ever reach anywhere near our potential.

In memory of Steve Jobs,

Have a good week,


2011-10-10T01:51:50+00:003 Comments

About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaATmb9_zg

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