Isn’t it great when you think you’ve missed an opportunity to do something, and then you realize you haven’t.
And it’s even greater when you understand the bigger meaning behind the realization.
The other night, I went to an awesome concert by Kyle Matthews, a Christian singer and songwriter. I like his singing and piano playing, and I really enjoy his concerts.
You know you’re watching a talented person when it’s just the musician and his instrument.
No blinking lights. No fog machine. No backup singers. Just pure music.
After the concert, I went a table where Kyle’s CDs were on sale. He has a new CD coming out, and for $13 you could get a single and have the full CD mailed to you when its released. That’s what I decided to do.
Four other CDs were on sale, including one which I already have. After I wrote the check for the new CD, someone mentioned that you could get it and the other four for $40.
“Bummer,” I said to myself. “If I would have known that, I would have went for that deal.”
A short while later, I was telling my wife about the CDs as we were fixing to leave for home. “I would have gotten the $40 deal if I would have known about it,” I said.
Then it hit me — I could still do it. So I went back to the table and asked if I could give them $27 and get the other CDs. “Sure,” they said.
And that’s what I did.
Later, it occurred to me that many times, that we often make the same mistake in life and in business. We think it’s too late, when it’s really not.
Sometimes we get the idea that when we make a decision that we’re stuck with it forever and ever. Not necessarily.
So next time, you’re thinking about how you want your life to improve, perhaps you should reconsider your options. Chances are you have the capacity to make things better. Just make the decision and do it.