At the start of every project, there is very important step that every leader need to take.
Count the cost before you begin
It needs to happen before you get started…before you start spending money…before you start assigning tasks and allocating resources. When we count the cost before we begin, we determine if we can go the distance.
Far too often, projects are put into motion before we decide if we’re ready to go the distance.
- It’s easy to spend $35 on a single gallon of paint…but it takes 15 gallons (and 200 hours) to give a fresh coat to the entire house
- It’s easy to sign on the dotted line to buy a new vehicle for no money down…but it takes $500/mo for the next 6 years to pay off the loan
- It’s easy to decide to launch a new business….but it takes courage, determination (and lots of cash) to survive beyond a few months
- It’s easy to commit to physical fitness….but it takes more than a few visits to the gym to make a real difference
- It’s easy to say “I do”…but you have to truly die to yourself to build a strong marriage that lasts
Before starting down the path towards your next project launch…start by deciding what you are really ready to invest.
Thanks for listening.