What would be the best time to start building your house? What would be the best time to quit your job and start a business? These are the questions that many people are battling to answer. The examples given here are not necessarily tied only to building a house or a business, but rather to starting and finishing anything.
So, the simple truth in answering these questions is this: don’t start building your house (or anything else for that matter) unless you have it finished. Finish it then start.
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?” Luke 14:28-31
In my journey in business, I’ve met plenty of aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve said to me, “hey, I’m starting a business, I’ll be leaving my job soon.” Then comes the question: what’s your game plan? And then the person looks at you as if you are a dream killer.
Here’s the thing, business just like anything else in life requires planning and commitment. Unless you have worked on your blueprint, and you at least have an idea which direction you are going and where you’ll end up, then you can start. If you start your journey without knowing where you are going then you might end up where you don’t want to be.
Before building the hotel, sit down draw up the plans, lay out the rooms, calculate the cost, and if you can bear the cost – start. Finish it first, then start it. It would be insane to start laying bricks without knowing why you’re doing so.
Be purposeful with every step you make. Success is not haphazard, success knows what it’s doing. Remember that.
I wish you success.
CEO, Quality Growth International