2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Democritus wrote, “Boldness is the beginning of action. But fortune controls how it ends.”
At first glance, this sounds like a copout.
But know that the final outcome is out of our control.
Do we control our own destiny?
Or does fortune?
Yes, to both.
We have the power to take BOLD ACTION.
But we don’t control the ending.
We can throw a perfect pass, but the WR can drop it.
We can have our best year ever, but be beat by someone who had a better one.
You can execute an amazing sales call, but can’t force the customer to take action.
Ryan Holiday wrote, “We control the beginning of things, but not the reciprocation. We can make the pitch…but fortune controls whether its accepted.”
So, no need to be a control freak.
Just take the NEXT STEP.
Make it BOLD.
Handle your end of the bargain.
The rest takes care of itself.