“If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you.” – Robert Collier

Life moves fast, especially when you run a business. Today’s quote from Robert Collier is a great reminder to not get caught up in the rhythms of everyday business, but to take action and be proactive in getting what you want. The best way to achieve your business goals is to get involved, take action and back up your words. So, get inspired and seize the day.

There will be times, as a business owner, where it will seem easier to let the business take control of you. Any new regulation or change in technology brings about a difficult period of adaptation. Prepare yourself for these changes to happen regularly, otherwise you will find yourself unable to keep up. With the mass amounts of competition in any industry, keeping up with daily operations as well as industry trends can keep you ahead of the rest.

“As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!” –Robert Collier

This statement is applicable to many different aspects of a business, especially starting one. If the opportunity is there for you to begin your own business, don’t hesitate. Far too often, people wait for the right point in time to start a business. The excuses not to start will always be there as well as the opportunity to start. This statement is applicable to risks that come with a business as well. Opportunities to evolve your business become decisions of budget and risk. Calculate the risks but don’t be afraid to take a risk rather than have another missed opportunity.

Robert Collier

Robert Collier was born in 1885 and was an original American self-help and New Thought writer of the 20th century. At his uncle’s newspaper, Collier Weekly, he spent his time writing, editing, and researching. His book, The Secret of the Ages, sold over 300,000 copies in the span of his life. Robert Collier Publications, Inc., exists today, carried on by the generations of his family.


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