It isn’t a could be.
It can’t be a maybe.
It must be, inevitable.
Watching a YouTube video on Shark Tanker, Chris Sacca (Forbes Profile), he mentions one of the most important elements he sees when investing in companies is, the founder (which shouldn’t shock anyone). He’s betting on the jockey as much as he is the horse or even the race altogether.
So what makes one jockey stand out from another?
The inevitability of success.
The most profound topic of the interview is inevitability. When a founder or partner talks about the future in terms of when, not if, you can feel it. It’s going to happen, and its not like the “it’s gonna happen” for the Cubs the last 108 years. Inevitable in the very near future.
The most interesting part to me was when he was talking about the “pitch” or the salesmanship of the founder. It was smooth because the belief runs deep. He’s not hopelessly pitching with passion to make a quick buck and device a customer.
This is it. Take it or leave it. I believe the comment from Chris’ interview is, “its going to be more expensive down the road…should you choose to wait!”
When I was 22 I set some goals for myself entering my first real gig. I thought they were big goals, but, I KNEW I was going to hit them…and I did.
A couple years back I made a career change that I HAD TO make in order to reach a few of my big dreams. It wasn’t a matter of “if” it was the right decision, it had to be. The bet was on myself. If you can’t bet on yourself, who will you choose to wager on?
I can write today confidently stating, mission accomplished.
Not conceit. Not cocky (although I can get here from time to time).
ACTION ITEM: Winning frequently takes confidence and certainty. You have to see your future and destination as inevitable. From there, deconstruct backwards what it will take to get you there. As Tony Dungy says, “No excuses, no explanations!”