How certain are you in your success and direction?

Let me tell you a story…

It happened a couple of months ago, during my traveling with a train from one part of Czech Republic to Prague. I was delivering training session, and I had a flight waiting for me the next day. One thing I was sure about is that I must take that flight! Unfortunately, I had to change trains. Therefore, when I arrived to my intermediate stop I checked on which track my train have to arrive and when the time arrived, I was surprised.

The surprise

My clock showed the time that train had to be here, but there was no sight of the train.

What would you do in such a situation?

I saw people waiting as me and confused as me. I didn’t wait for the train to arrive, instead I decided to double check. Is the train going to arrive on that track or something changed? The information screen showed 10 minutes delay, but at least it will arrive at the right track.

My waiting continues…

Ten minutes passed and…. nothing. Could you imagine how did I feel at that time? The question on my mind was “Did the train arrive on a different track, and I had missed it?” Again I decided to check, and again there was a delay. You may think at that moment, “Big deal, you went to check something” and you would be right, if you don’t take into account the heavy backpack on my shoulders and the 40 stair I needed to climb each time. The point is that in the end the train did arrive. I manage to take my flight. However, the effort it cost me to constantly check the status of the situation was significant.

The lesson

And I take my lesson. I was so conditioned with my flights, where once I arrived at the airport everything was clear and everywhere there are information terminals, that I felt very insecure being in the middle of nowhere and that the only feedback and information was further from me. I waste energy and time to check the status. Have you done this mistake as well? Waiting for a train is not so costly, but how about in life? When we start something new, sometimes we wait for so long to ensure that everything is perfect, that we never start that new adventure or project we desire! We waste time asking for opinions and comparing ourselves to others. In the end, we never start. In life there is one thing for certain. If you don’t start, you will never finish. What are the things that stop you to persuade your goal? Are you waiting to be 100% certain?

Way forward

Maybe the only thing you need a leap of faith and enough time to do that new thing and you will see the results! I can help you dust limited beliefs and have the exciting life you deserve, just contact me for a free consultation! I will be happy to talk to you and to arrange a free consultation! You can contact me by following this link!

Aleks Vladimriov is a Senior Software Developer, recognized Project Manager and Soft-skilled trainer and a coach.

Aleks Vladimirov

Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager

Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers’ needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.

He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.

He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.

In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.

He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.

In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.

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