This past Wednesday, I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham (yes - Posh Spice from the Spice Girls) and she had the cutest short haircut. I showed it to a few people and they all liked it. Well, I saw my mom today and her eyes widened. "Your hair! You already cut it?"
"Well, duh," I said, "What did you think I was going to do?"
And you know what she said? "I don't know. You just bought this up a couple of days ago."
My response? "What's the big deal? It's just hair."
Sometimes we make things so difficult. We labor over the small things, agonizing over decisions when it's really not that serious. We are so afraid of making the wrong decision that we end making no decision. The result? Hours turn into days. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months. Months turn into years. And five years later, you realize you are no closer to what you want and you ask yourself "Where did all the time go?"
My suggestion - don't delay. "Just Do It." If it's the wrong decision, at least you now know what not to do. But what if it's the right decision? You'll probably wonder why you waited so long.
When you ask yourself: "What's the worst that can happen?" The answer is usually not as bad as you think.
- Cut all your hair and don't like it? In today's world, you can fix that in an instant. Just visit your local hair store.
- Thinking about going back to school and not sure what you want to major in? Take a class and figure it out as you go. I'm sure there are some classes you have to take regardless of your major. Besides, it's by taking classes that you'll find what you like and what you're good at.
- Interested in cooking? You don't have to go to the Culinary Institute of America. You can take a class at your local community college. Community college is a great way to dabble in something before going full steam ahead.
- Want to make more money? Write out all the contributions you make to your organization and on Monday, schedule a meeting with your boss and share it with him/her. End the meeting by asking for a raise - a specific amount. Or, tell him/her to outline what you have to do to get a promotion. Or, explore other opportunities at another company. There's more than one way to skin a cat (or in this case, make more money).
There's an old saying. Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. So, what are you "venturing"?
Remember, what's the worst that could happen?
As for my latest venture - I love it. But even if I didn't, it wouldn't have mattered. Why? Because it's just hair!After: (thanks for the photos mom!)