Almost everyone has regrets over missed opportunities in life. It could be education-related, or even a personal relationship gone awry. But let’s limit the discussion to business-related missed opportunities. You know what we mean; a case of the “woulda-coulda-shouldas.”
It’s happened to the best of us … punishing ourselves for blowing a great opportunity and knowing you can never fix it. Then to compound the negativity, you allow your mind to replay the events over and over again. But here’s the thing: while you are wasting time feeling sorry for yourself, the next great opportunity could be right around the corner – and if you’re not ready to seize the moment, you’re very likely to add another “woulda-coulda-shoulda” to your list!
Overcoming Missed Opportunities
So what’s the best way to deal with regret associated with missed opportunities?
∙ Understand that you’re not alone (otherwise the phrase “hindsight is always twenty-twenty” wouldn’t have caught on as it has). For example, almost one in every five people who gets a tattoo regrets it at some point in their life.
∙ Realize that you still have the rest of your life ahead of you, and stop looking in the proverbial rear-view mirror! Define your goals of today, and figure out what steps you can take to achieve them.
∙ Take heart in another great saying: time heals all wounds. Over the course of time, you may come to realize things aren’t as bad as you originally thought they were.
∙ Learn from your mistakes and let them motivate you. Knowing how and when to seize the next opportunity that comes along can help get you ahead (and help you forget the missed chances of the past).
Your Next Great Opportunity
Many of JKR Automotive Advertising’s 115+ clients tell us they wish they’d contacted us sooner. They consider us to be their “GPS” to success, showing them how to significantly increase sales and foot traffic in the shortest amount of time possible. If you’re ready to seek assistance in order to get where you want to be, take the first step to success and get JKR Automotive Advertising’s Market Share and Performance Profile – completely free of charge. This is a customized, in-depth study of your local market and its dealerships – including your top competitors. Reports of this complexity are extremely valuable, but it’s yours to review absolutely free of charge, without obligation other than keeping it confidential. To find out about your next great opportunity, contact Eric Tigner today at (321) 397-0777; or email@example.com.
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