Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive sport where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay disks that are projected into the air from two fixed stations at high-speed from different angles. When you are skeet shooting, once you have signaled for the target to launch (mine is to say “pull”) and the clay disc is released you are committed to either fire or if you aren’t ready, you have the option to let the clay target go by without attempting your shot. That seems to be the perfect analogy for today. Am I ready to “pull?”
So, here is the question: If you have the chance to get into a new company that is proving success and there is nowhere to go but up…and the compensation plan was great with huge bonuses and incentives…and there was nothing stopping you from going for it except you…would you take the chance on yourself and put it all on the line?
I always say “How do you know if you don’t try? For me, the greatest failure in my life is not knowing.” Now that I’m facing that door…I can’t seem to pull the trigger. Which brings me back to my favorite poem:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
That said…I say, “PULL!!!”
Is there something that you’re hesitating to pull the trigger on? Maybe, today is the day to say “pull!”