“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” – Louis Sachar
As entrepreneurs, we always want to make the “right” choices—the choices we can look back on and not regret. However, none of us have been granted the benefit of hindsight or an ability to see the future. So, as business owners we have to make decisions and stand behind their outcomes.
Stephanie Shirley, a 20-something entrepreneur, shared her best advice during those tough decision-making times: When in doubt, take the next small step.
“You don’t have to act radically or nonsensically, but you must still move forward. Especially when you’re not sure of your footing, the best option is to simply take a single step in one definite direction,” said Shirley.
When faced with wanting to make the next big change in business, pause, breath and identify the next small step. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the big picture of getting from point A to point B. Take it one step at a time and do so with confidence. You’ll arrive at your destination sooner than you thought possible!
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