When You are hunting a mature animal, it is crucial to hunt smart. You need to know when to back off, when to hunt harder, when to continue and when to call it quits. The same thing is true when You chase down that big relationship or trophy client.
When working on a deal, make sure You give it a fair chance to develop. Oftentimes, people drag out an initiative for too long or not long enough, which doesn’t give it a fair chance to develop. I believe, if You are going to fail it is best to fail fast. However, this is a balancing act. Just like Goldielocks and the 3 bears, it shouldn’t be too hot or too cold, it should be just right. Give it a chance to develop and be honest with Yourself along the way.
The key to knowing if it’s time to call it quits on a deal, relationship, venture, or hunt, is to constantly ask Yourself these following questions:
1) Are You still driving towards Your ultimate goal?
a. If so, is it still what You really want?
2) What are the chances You will hit Your goal?
3) Do You have any real momentum or is there any in sight?
4) Are You moving in the right direction?
It helps to be honest with Yourself and try to be as objective as possible when moving through these questions. You can do it!
It is essential to live in a “Not too hot, Not too cold” sort of way. This allows You to make decisions which guide You towards Your target, which will eventually lead to Your ultimate goal.
My fellow hunters, the rest is on You —–>:)