I don’t know for you but when I was a kid, I always had to finish my plate before I could be excused from the table.
So I was eating what I hated the most first. I remember the difficulties in swallowing some of the food…not fun at all. Then, when the hated stuff was eaten, I was happy to eat the best part.
Maybe yes, maybe no. Anyhow, why were my parents making me suffer to eat that yucky stuff…It was for my own good they said. Yes for sure. Swallow what you hate makes you tougher!
Why am I telling you this, you ask.
Because, surprisingly, there’s a business lesson I learned from it.
What is it?
“I’m not afraid to do the difficult stuff to ensure that I get results, thus rewards”
That can mean leaving a partner that is not seeing your vision anymore; telling your friend that you don’t want them as partner because they’re not a right fit for your business; or just decide that an opportunity presented by someone is just not for you and tell the person that you’re not interested.
You know, those events are almost equally difficult when your heart is too soft… And I’m not saying that I have to be hard hearted but just ensure that when I make a decision, I do it for my own good and for the good of my family.
And you know what? Most people I was tough with came back to me afterwards to say that what I did was the best thing that happened to them because they became more successful.
It’s a question of right fit at the right moment…and I still hate broccoli but eat it anyway…because it’s good for my health!